New Study Discovers Transgender Surgery Leads to Higher Levels of Loneliness

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New Study Discovers Transgender Surgery Leads to Higher Levels of Loneliness

By Movieguide® Contributor

A new study, published in BMC Public Health, a peer-reviewed journal, finds that transgender surgeries do not improve mental health and lead to increased levels of loneliness compared to those who altogether avoid surgical intervention. 

“In our study, the level of life satisfaction in transgender people was not increased in transgender who had undergone gender-affirming surgery as compared to those who were unoperated,” the study said. 

“Our data indicates that transgender and gender diverse people, who have undergone gender reassignment surgery feel lonelier,” found a previous study conducted by the same researchers. “[A Previous study] suggested that multiple stressors occur throughout an individual’s gender-affirming treatment resulting in a significant number of relapses or persistence of psychiatric problems of people.” 

These studies were conducted by researchers who have long carried out transgender-affirming plastic surgeries. One of the authors, Dr. Marco Blessmann has chaired the University Medical Center Hamburg’s plastic surgery department since its inception in 2014. Another author, Katharina Grupp is affiliated with Blessmann’s department. 

These studies are consistent with previous studies into the mental health of those who identify as transgender. Studies generally show that transgender people struggle with higher rates of depression, self-harm, and suicidal ideation. 

While the results of these studies are at odds with what culture would have you think, they shouldn’t be surprising given that these surgeries erase and change a part of someone’s God-given identity. God makes no mistake with the gender He gives people; changing that gender is living into a lie and straying from God. 

In John 3:16, Jesus says, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.” And Jeremiah 31:25 says, “I will satisfy the weary soul, and every languishing soul I will replenish.” 

The devil tempts us by telling us that things like money and fame can satisfy the longing that everyone feels in their heart, but those things only lead to more emptiness and dissatisfaction. The lie that changing your gender will bring fulfillment is no different — all sin leads to emptiness. 

These studies reveal a core teaching of the bible; it’s only through God that we can find satisfaction and fulfillment in life. 

Movieguide® previously reported on transgenderism:  

After living as Jake for nine years, Perry’s story of de-transition was actually one of spiritual salvation and restoration through a relationship with Jesus Christ. 

“Over the years, [I was] believing a lot of lies,” Perry told Faithwire in a recent interview. “It started really early.” 

“I finally thought … ‘The reason I’m never happy is because I was supposed to be the man,’” she added. “And I had been in porn for years … and that was feeding this fantasy.” 

Perry’s struggle to find identity persisted, and in 2007 she decided to transition. 

“I started with hormones, began to grow facial hair, and my voice began to get a lot lower,” Perry said. “And the more people affirmed me, the more I began to believe that.” 

Despite her newfound acceptance in a community of transitioners, Perry said she “knew it was fake.” 

Although her parents refused to call her “Jake,” Perry said they remained a testimony of Christ’s love. 

“I knew they loved me deep down … it was frustrating to me,” she said. “But they were such a testimony to me of Christ because they would say, ‘I love you.’” 

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