The Comeback Man

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Transgenderism has been a hot topic over the past year or so, and most press coverage of it—from stories about bathroom ordinances to profiles of individuals who have undergone sex-reassignment surgery—has been sympathetic, if not outright supportive. Amid all this positive attention, little is being said about the dark side of transgenderism.

Yet that side is very dark indeed. One study, which compared rates of suicide among people who had had sex reassignment surgery to the rates among male and female control groups, found that the incidence of suicide among the former was almost five times greater.1 A UK survey of transgender people under age 26 showed that 48 percent...


has an M.S. in chemistry from the University of Texas at Dallas, and an M.A. in bioethics from Trinity International University. She resides in Dallas and currently works as a freelance science writer and educator.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #39, Winter 2016 Copyright © 2024 Salvo |


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