Stella Morabito wrote at the Federalist about Walt Heyer’s newest project, “Trans Life SURVIVORS.” Heyer, changed sex surgically and lived as a woman for nearly a decade. He later obtained therapy that helped him recognize trauma during his childhood, which left behind a condition known as dissociative identity disorder. After therapy, “His gender dysphoria simply vanished. His life as a ‘woman’ all amounted to an attempt to escape reality.” He regretted not only his surgically changed body, but “the estrangement from his wife and children.”
Our society’s slavish obedience to political correctness dictates that there is ‘no such thing’ as transgender regret. Even worse, the transgender lobby is making it very difficult for such people to get the counseling they desperately want and need. They’ve set up roadblocks in the form of new laws that virtually ban standard cognitive therapy for people who diagnose themselves with gender dysphoria, particularly those who are undecided about their path or actually regret it after the fact. Any legitimate form of talk therapy – —therapy that allows for real Q-and-A that doesn’t necessarily result in affirmation of gender dysphoria – has been smeared with the label ‘conversion therapy,’” she said.
After “being told you should have sex-change surgery. Then come the hormones, and various procedures. Then it’s the realization that it didn’t work, and hearing from the “trans lobby” that, “You should have known better, and you’re not really trans anyway, so shut up.”
Heyer de-transitioned and married a woman with children. He “fell in love and married an amazing woman. They live a very joyful, rich, and fulfilling spiritual life together as Christians.”
Any therapist who so much as questions a patient’s yearning to be the other sex risks losing his or her license, or worse. “If the patient has nagging questions, therapists cannot even entertain those questions without putting license and job at risk, since the interpretation of what constitutes ‘conversion therapy’ is so loose. It’s all up to trans activists and their legislative machinery. Psychotherapists are increasingly aware that they are now legally required to play along with each and every self-diagnosed case of gender dysphoria presented to them, or face legal consequences.”
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