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[–] sensusquaeram 84 points (+84|-0) Edited

I'll extend this claim to surgery.

When trans people say their confirmation surgeries are "lifesaving" it's an ableist insult. Many of us would be dead without critically necessary, literally life-saving invasive surgery. These procedures are expensive, risky, and have long recovery arcs, and we would not be here without them.

[–] Jellyfishes 45 points (+45|-0)

Even worse: in trans people's case there was never anything wrong with their body, but when they get the surgery they develop health issues, like fistula, necrosis, hair inside urethra, uterus atrophy, arm injury (for TIFs).

[–] sensusquaeram 21 points (+22|-1)

Exactly. Confirmation surgery is experimental and high-risk by definition.