Newcastle resident Ritchie Herron is one such individual who revealed the dangers of such surgeries. The former male-to-female (MTF) trans individual went back to living as a man after going under the knife in 2018 to remove his genitals. He said he plans to sue the U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS) for the irreversible damage the surgery caused him.
“There’s a conveyor belt system going on, where they’re just trying to rush through people as quickly as possible because the waiting list is like five years in some areas now,” Herron told the Times. He added that this system of NHS rushing gender transition surgeries resulted in him having chronic pain, difficulty urinating and no sex drive.
The 35-year-old was initially diagnosed as a “transsexual” in 2014, during two half-hour appointments with a psychiatrist in the NHS’ Northern Region Gender Dysphoria Service. Herron was immediately prescribed testosterone-blocking drugs and was referred to surgery months after his initial diagnosis. However, he declined the first offer for surgery as he was too worried to accept it at that time. (Related: Reckless, profit-driven doctors prescribing children as young as 12 sex-change hormones.)
Herron also mentioned how NHS medical professionals chalked his concerns about the gender reassignment surgery to his obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). “I had voiced doubts early on and because I came in at the service with a high diagnosis of OCD, they put everything down to it being a rumination or an obsession,” he recounted. Aside from OCD, Herron had long struggled with depression.
He received another referral in 2017, with a warning that he would be discharged from the NHS gender clinic if he refused to submit. He then underwent surgery in May 2018 without even seeing the doctor responsible for the procedure. But after the surgery, Herron expressed immediate regret.
Peter Harthan, Herron’s lawyer, said his client and others like him are now subject to “a lifetime of medical care and consequences” and “cannot be put back together again.”
Former FTM Keira Bell also exposing the medical establishment
Activist and former female-to-male (FTM) trans Keira Bell also stepped forward to reveal how the NHS failed to outline the lifelong consequences of gender reassignment procedures. She shared her story in an April 2021 post on the official Substack page for Persuasion.
Initially identifying as “one of the boys,” Bell recounted that she no longer identified with both girls and boys when puberty set in by age 14. A year later, she was referred to the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust in London – which ran a gender clinic. Bell went on puberty blockers when she turned 16 and started receiving testosterone shots at age 17. By the time she turned 20, she already had a double mastectomy.
“Five years after beginning my medical transition to becoming male, I began the process of de-transitioning,” wrote Bell. “The consequences of what happened to me have been profound – possible infertility, loss of my breasts and inability to breastfeed, atrophied genitals, a permanently changed voice [and] facial hair.”
The former FTM individual then listed her name as a plaintiff in a complaint against the London facility. The High Court of Justice ruled in favor of Bell and other plaintiffs in December 2020, pointing out that children 16 years old and below were “unlikely to be able to give informed consent” toward “experimental treatments” such as puberty blockers.
She wrote that the London hospital had “failed to protect young patients who sought its services” and “conducted what amounted to uncontrolled experiments.”
Bell concluded her piece: “I was an unhappy girl who needed help. Instead, I was treated like an experiment.”
Watch former MTF trans individual and Sex Change Regret Founder Walt Heyer warning against gender reassignment surgeries below.
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