19-Year-Old Regrets Teen Transgender Surgery: ‘I Have Ruined My Life’
Teenager says he was convinced by doctors to change gender when he was 15
A 19-year-old man has spoken out about the disastrous results of the transgender surgery he underwent as a teenager, saying he regrets going through the life-altering procedure.
Nathanial, who started the process when he was just 15-years-old, eventually having permanent gender reassignment surgery to remove his male genitals and "transition" into a trans "female," now says, "This whole thing was a bad idea."
Less than a year after having several transgender surgeries, Nathaniel is left struggling with depression, declaring: "I am 19 years old, and I feel as though I have ruined my life.”
Nathanial's heartbreaking story is being told anti-child transgender activist Walt Heyer.
Heyer is a former transgender, who spent eight years living as a woman, and is now speaking out against the rise in trans children to warn parents about the dangers of affirming the wrong gender to a child.
According to News Thud, Heyer is telling Nathaniel's story to raise awareness of the young lives being ruined by the rush to surgery.
He says he is hoping that hearing the testimony of this young man will influence others on this path to slow down and consider the consequences before consenting to surgery.
In Nathaniel’s case, he says he was bullied by the boys in elementary school because he was sensitive and preferred playing girl games.
When he was a bit older, he discovered internet pornography, heard about transgenderism, and as he says, “convinced myself that’s what I was.”
When he finally worked up the nerve to tell his mother in the summer after eighth grade, she made an appointment with, in his words, “a doctor at an informed-consent clinic.”
He started seeing the doctor a week after his 15th birthday, and from how he describes the next years of his teens, it's pretty clear that the clinic didn’t improve his life.
“From then on,” he says, “I slowly detached from everything until I was just staying home, playing video games, and going on the internet all day.
"I stopped reading, drawing, riding my bicycle.
"I surrounded myself in an echo chamber that supported and validated my poor decisions, because the others were also, unfortunately, stuck in that pit, too.”
A month after his 18th birthday, Nathaniel had what’s euphemistically called “bottom surgery.”
For a male like Nathaniel, that means refashioning the male genitalia into a pseudo-vagina.
He suffered some complications that required a second surgery a few months later, and he had facial surgery to further feminize his appearance.
Nine months later, he says:
"Now that I’m all healed from the surgeries, I regret them.
"The result of the bottom surgery looks like a Frankenstein hack job at best, and that got me thinking critically about myself.
"I had turned myself into a plastic-surgery facsimile of a woman, but I knew I still wasn’t one. I became (and to an extent, still feel) deeply depressed."
In a separate but similar tale, former transgender woman Peter Benjamin has told Sky News host Andrew Bolt about how he came to regret a decision to transition from male to female, causing him to return to life as a man.
60-year-old Benjamin is now back living as a man but has been unable to reverse the surgery after having his male genitalia removed.
The former soldier transitioned to female after having gender reassignment surgery and now says the mistake is "making me ill."