>Studies on SRS show an extremely low rate of regret (somewhere between 0% and 1%)
That has already been assessed. The studies given are not double blinded studies, don't have control groups, and the whopper- they don't even figure in dropout rates as well. Meaning that those dropout could have been dissatisfied with the surgery or even committing suicide! These studies are being used to fuel a confirmation bias on the subject and nothing more. Here's the study done by the Aggressive Research Intelligence Facility using more than 100 studies have concluded the following:
>There is no systematic review of the available research literature, thus even the better reviews identified (Brown GR, 1990) do not give sufficient detail about the review method to assure that bias has been avoided. Making a judgement about the clinical effectiveness of gender reassignment surgery is immediately made difficult without unbiased review of the available research.
>There seem to have been at least 30 research assessments of the effects of gender reassigment surgery (Brown GR, 1990). The number of these particularly dictates that some sort of systematic review is necessary to make a balanced judgement about what the effects actually are. Further, the development of research in the field suggests that criticisms of early studies have only been reacted to more recently (Snaith P et al, 1993). This emphasizes that any reviews must not only be systematic, but up-to-date.
>Although the research published generally states that the effects are beneficial, it would be incorrect to say that this finding has been universal (Meyer JK, Reter DJ, 1979). This study has been heavily criticised on grounds of method, but given that most of the research designs used to answer the question are highly susceptible to bias, its results cannot be easily discounted on this basis (Abramowitz SI, 1986). Further, individuals involved in providingPost too long. Click here to view the full text.