To these men it was very, very real. But actually they suffered hallucinations of very sick minds.
Walt Heyer is a man who has experienced two sex change operations, one to make him a woman and 8 years later a second to return to his manhood. From his years of exerience he points out the evils of sex-change surgery.
1. Surgical emotional wounds Walt Heyer, author and blogger with The Federalist, stated in an interview Tuesday with CNN that while Caitlyn Jenner may feel great at present "this doesn't always last."
"The surgeons can make it look like you changed genders but the fact of the matter is it's all cosmetic surgery. There's really no actual gender change," Heyer asserted during an interview with CNN's Carol Costello.
An author of multiple books, Heyer has become a critic of gender reassignment surgery and believes that transgendered identity carries with it emotional wounds.
"I did suggest caution because I have received hundreds of emails from transgenders over the years who regret making the transition. The long-term outcomes are not always the best and suicide is always a risk," Heyer emphasized.
2. Sex change surgery doesn't change sex. "I felt like I had been duped, tricked, and it wasn't really real. I wasn't really a woman. I looked like one."
The surgery only exchanges one hallucination for another. If they actually became a woman they could have a baby? Let them try and receive a heavy dose of reality.
2. Danger of suicide "After living eight years in a different gender, I do not think the long-term solution to resolving gender confusion is hormones, surgery and a change of clothing. It is a deeper issue," Heyer explained.
"Transgenders undergo hormone injections and irreversible surgeries in a desperate effort to feel better, yet they attempt and commit suicide at an alarming rate, even after treatment," reads the description of one of his books."
According to a 2003 study conducted in Sweden, transsexuals who change their gender through body mutilation or hormone therapy have a higher suicide rate than the general population.
The study, which followed 191 male-to-female gender reassignments and 133 female-to-male gender reassignments from 1973-2003, found that suicide attempts and in-patient psychiatric treatment actually increased in Sweden among those who had a sex change. "The surgeons can make it look like you changed genders but the fact of the matter is it's all cosmetic surgery. There's really no actual gender change," Heyer asserted during an interview with CNN's Carol Costello.
Blogger Maunalani writes, "How someone thinks they will find themselves by engaging in sexual self-mutilation and turning themselves into a eunuch, baffles me. The fact that society encourages it, rather than realizing such people are delusional and need psychiatric treatment, stuns me. Obviously Mr. Jenner needs psychiatric treatment, not to be allowed to mutilate himself and then pretend he is a woman."