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I’m looking for examples for something I’m writing. Trans people are diagnosed as trans based on not much more than their say-so. There are no lab tests, MRIs, CT or X-rays to diagnose it. I don’t think there’s any other medical field in which they cut off your testicles, uterus or any other organ because of the patient’s decision alone.

You can rule out cosmetic surgeries as an example, because trans surgeries aren’t just cosmetics - a double mastectomy isn’t just a breast reduction, for example.

My understanding is that psychiatric surgeries have gone mostly out of style, and while might be performed in some countries still, they’re a very rare edge case.

Thanks.

I’m looking for examples for something I’m writing. Trans people are diagnosed as trans based on not much more than their say-so. There are no lab tests, MRIs, CT or X-rays to diagnose it. I don’t think there’s any other medical field in which they cut off your testicles, uterus or any other organ because of the patient’s decision alone. You can rule out cosmetic surgeries as an example, because trans surgeries aren’t just cosmetics - a double mastectomy isn’t just a breast reduction, for example. My understanding is that psychiatric surgeries have gone mostly out of style, and while might be performed in some countries still, they’re a very rare edge case. Thanks.

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Sometimes they insert feeding ports for anorexia. Edit : typically not self diagnosed but is similar to trans imo.

I had to beg to have surgery in order to obtain a biopsy to prove my cramps were more than cramps, I was gaslit for 15 years that it was all in my head. Naw, it was stage 4 endometriosis by the time they took a look and biopsies were taken. Still not the same thing though.

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I’m not a doctor, but I’m guessing that feeding ports would be based on blood tests that show malnourishment. It’s likely that there would be more evidence than a girl’s subjective testimony that she hates eating.