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[–] Jellyfishes 41 points (+41|-0)

I still have no idea why the hell a TIF would want to get pregnant. I don't even have dysphoria and think pregnancy seems like one of the scariest things in the world.

[–] yikesforever 16 points (+16|-0)

It would be the ultimate invalidating experience. You'd think. But the only consistent thing about this shit, is that it makes no sense at all.

[–] jelliknight 11 points (+11|-0)

As a currently pregnant woman I strongly agree. Pregnancy is so weird and invasive even when it's very much wanted by someone who is happy with their body. The critter is currently tickling my organs from the inside. And that's not even counting the whole birth thing.

The idea that you could loathe your body so deeply you have to cut bits off it, but still be perfectly cool with pregnancy and birth, is just ridiculous.

[–] La 10 points (+10|-0)

Because they want to have children, I imagine

[–] Nona_Biba 0 points (+0|-0)

Yeah but if you thought yourself a man and wanted to be a man, wanting to get pregnant as well is kinda contradictory.

[–] kalina -3 points (+4|-7)

its part of the fetish, and easy to say, because they know damn well its not gonna be possible ever or at least in their lifetime... if it was possible tomorrow to take a pill and grow a fully functioning uterus i bet almost none of them would do it

[–] Verdandi 12 points (+12|-0)

??? These are female bodied people, they have the possibility of getting pregnant. I think you might be confused.

[–] kalina 6 points (+6|-0)

oh.. indeed. I read that wrong.

my point still stands for the TIMs who do whine about not being able to get pregnant/have a period tho

and yes, i have no idea why a TiF would want to get pregnant either if she has genuine dysphoria

[–] Turtlefuzz 24 points (+24|-0)

Just some tumors, nothing to see here! Totally normal side effects of dangerous foreign drugs my journey to my best life!

[–] yikesforever 10 points (+10|-0)

My totally authentic self. Going to an endocrinologist to have my hormones imblanced instead of balanced.

[–] crispycherrypie 22 points (+22|-0)

I’m sure the person will be fine with it right up until she starts getting nasty post-menopausal symptoms.

[–] La 16 points (+16|-0)

Hopefully all of us will spend many years being post menopausal. I'd prefer not to dread it since I'm getting closer to it.

My understanding is that what they are doing to their bodies is way more than early menopause, which can happen sometime.

[–] pennygadget 20 points (+20|-0)

My understanding is that what they are doing to their bodies is way more than early menopause, which can happen sometime.

Removing the uterus does more than just trigger early menopause. That's why doctors treat it as a last resort even for older women who are way past their child bearing years.

The uterus is a major organ. So taking it out disrupts ligaments in the abdomen and risks other organs shifting in ways they aren't supposed to. It also causes a sudden and very large hormone imbalance (which is even more severe in young women). Women of any age tend to require estrogen meds after a hysterectomy to maintain hormonal balance and stave off osteoporosis (which is bad for TIFs who have already fucked their homone balance up with years of artificial testosterone).

And, while this isn't 100% proven, getting a hysterectomy is thought to be a factor in developing dementia. So that's another incentive doctors have to not do one unless it's absolutely medically necessary

[–] crispycherrypie 9 points (+9|-0)

The point is that removing her uterus will immediately trigger menopause, though. There's nothing bad about menopause; it's a completely natural occurrence, but intentionally triggering it in your twenties is setting yourself up for a lifetime of potential complications.

[–] Srfthrowaway 7 points (+7|-0)

And surgical menopause plus hysterectomy has a host of complications, per u/pennygadget above.

[–] Verdandi 9 points (+9|-0)

And early onset dementia.

Yep, dementia with a surgically altered body and no more capacity for the mental gymnastics to explain it. Good times.

[–] pennygadget 12 points (+12|-0)

""The testosterone gave me painful tumors that required me to get major surgery and remove a major organ. But its okay because my gender feelings are validated!!!!!""

More evidence that being brain-dead doesn’t actually stop people using the internet.

[–] shveya 7 points (+7|-0)

In the truscum sub for TIFs, they often talk about the terrible side effects that the drugs and organ removal are having on their bodies. Vaginal atrophy seems common.

[–] EternaEspiral 2 points (+2|-0)

What does vaginal atrophy entail?

[–] shveya 4 points (+4|-0)

I'm not 100% sure, but whenever the women over there say they experience pain, itching, UTIs, and dryness as symptoms. Apparently it's from a lack of estrogen. I did a reddit search for "vaginal atrophy", and almost all of the results were from TiF subs.

[–] Les 7 points (+7|-0)

You have to stop taking T in order to get pregnant though, and it's still not guaranteed you'll be able to carry a baby.

[–] Srfthrowaway 7 points (+7|-0)

True. And no studies I'm aware of on the effect of having been on T on the baby's development. Cause why would there be. Baby is just there as a prop anyway.

[–] yikesforever 5 points (+5|-0)

The bird's nest makes me laugh. I wouldn't think much of it otherwise, but since this movement is always using things like clownfish, birds and seahorses to say that human's biological sex is a spectrum, I'm laughing. Maybe they think they are on the spectrum of sex where they lay eggs. Maybe they identify as bird people? idk, lmao.