This Man Received 167 Sex-Change Surgeries. He Lives in a World of Regret.

The transgender ideology has grown progressively more deadly and destructive.

By Published on January 13, 2018

Recently I interviewed a person whose experience with gender change surgeries was so extreme, it gained him entry in the Guinness World Records book for the most gender reassignment surgeries for an individual person.

Blair Logsdon’s story is a cautionary tale for anyone today who is considering the use of cross-gender hormones and gender change surgery to feel better about themselves.

Blair underwent 167 surgeries from 1987 to 2005 in his quest to resolve gender dysphoria with surgery. On a cold, snowy December morning in a Maryland coffee shop, he shared with me his story.

In 1987, at the age of 26, he underwent the first of many cosmetic surgeries to change his gender/sex appearance from male to trans-female. Within a few months, he said he deeply regretted becoming a trans-woman.

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For the next five years, he struggled in his life as a woman before undergoing a genital surgical change to restore his original male self.

But peace with his gender eluded him.

With gender dysphoria still present and feeling unsettled, Blair underwent yet another gender change and returned to self-identifying as trans-female.

Doctors, apparently with total and reckless disregard for Blair’s emotional, psychological, and sexual well-being, ignored his obvious distress about previous cosmetic surgeries and indulged his requests for more.

Blair said he continued to have regrets about the feminizing surgeries, even as he strongly felt the need for more, caught in a cycle of hope followed by disappointment.

By 2005, seven cosmetic surgeons had performed 167 gender-affirming surgeries on his body, filling their bank accounts to the tune of more than $220,000 and leaving him, in his words, “disfigured.”

Blair says he regrets all 167 surgeries. No longer turning to the surgeons to discover his “true self,” he has found his true male self in following Jesus Christ.

I do not blame Blair one bit in his case. The doctors and surgeons failed him in their responsibility to “first, do no harm” — as the Hippocratic Oath says — and wrongfully profited from the 167 disfiguring surgeries. Yet they will not be held accountable or responsible for gross medical misconduct or malpractice against this good man.

At some point, these surgeons should have refused requests for more surgery and protected Blair from harming himself further. Instead, they chose to take advantage of his emotionally, psychological, or sexually unhealthy and unstable psyche.

Transgender People Could Benefit From Hearing the Truth

As a society we, too, fail transgender people by withholding the truth from them in the belief that telling the truth is somehow offensive and hateful. No — following the evidence is not hate speech, it is the foundation of the scientific research.

Several core truths have been relegated to the category of hate speech. For example:

  • There is no objective evidence to show that transgender people even exist, beyond the person’s own feelings and gender-dysphoric imagination.
  • Strong persistent feelings of being the opposite sex are not based in biology (“born this way”), but stem from emotional, psychological, or sexual factors.
  • Ignoring the protocols of effective psychological diagnosis harms trans-people because it guarantees they will not get effective treatment for co-existing disorders.

The Truth: Psychotherapy Is Important

For the last 50 years, the transgender ideology has grown progressively more deadly and destructive as it takes lives via suicide, destroys marriages, rips family relationships apart (including my own), and now expects the whole of society to reject the physical truth about sex and gender in public places and in social interactions, under the threat of ostracization and legal prosecution.

Transgender people are provided only one remedy: to wholeheartedly embrace an alternative gender/sex ideology that attempts to redefine their gender/sex and promises healing.

When the cross-gender hormonal and surgical protocols and lifestyle changes fail to bring relief those experiencing gender dysphoria, as Blair found, often what remains is depression, despair, and regret, leading some to attempt suicide.

Doctors should focus on uncovering the parallel disorders that often lie at the root of the trans-person’s distorted self-identity. These often include alcohol abuse, drug usage, chronic depression, and personality disorders.

Uncovering these disorders results from engaging in effective psychotherapy, not surgery.

Providing psychotherapy first in the treatment of gender dysphoria could be a key factor in reversing the staggering 41 percent rate of suicide attempts among transgender individuals.

It could also reduce the number of people who seek out self-mutilation in an attempt to find inner peace, and thus prevent these people from digging deep wells of regret.

I’m sure I will catch some heat for publicly sharing the truth here. But saving one life is worth the heat.

If you’ve seen the 1992 film A Few Good Men, you’ll remember the pivotal courtroom scene where Colonel Nathan Jessup (played by Jack Nicholson) shouts at the cross-examination lawyer (played by Tom Cruise) the now-famous line, “You can’t handle the truth!”

The same can be said today to those who declare that the only treatment for gender dysphoria is to affirm it, to give patients cross-gender hormones, and to perform gender-change surgeries: “You can’t handle the truth!”

 

Walt Heyer is an author and public speaker. Through his website, SexChangeRegret.com, and his blog, WaltHeyer.com, Heyer raises public awareness about those who regret gender change and the tragic consequences suffered as a result.

 
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  • The people who I know who have endured gender reassignment surgery are tremendously happy. But that wouldn’t fit in with the conservative Christian narrative, would it?

    • BroFrank

      Maybe you could have one of them contact Dr. Brown.

    • JP

      Fake women doesn’t fit with anyone’s narrative.

    • Ryan

      So, are you one of them?

      • Me? No, I am not transgender. I’m not living with gender dysphoria.

    • Benedicencia

      How many people do you know who have had this surgery?

  • Trilemma

    Several core truths have been relegated to the category of hate speech. For example:
    • There is no objective evidence to show that Christian people even exist, beyond the person’s own feelings and religious imagination.
    • Strong persistent feelings of being a Christian are not based in reality (“born again this way”), but stem from emotional, psychological, or other factors.
    • Ignoring the protocols of effective psychological diagnosis harms Christian people because it guarantees they will not get effective treatment for co-existing disorders.

    • JP

      What a bizarre post.

      • Trilemma

        As is the original.

    • Ryan

      Other than posting hate speech, there is no evidence you exist either.

      • Trilemma

        I don’t post hate speech.

        • Ryan

          You don’t read your posts either, do you.

          • Trilemma

            What is your definition of hate speech?

          • Ryan

            Read your post, you lefties don’t see it when it is coming from yourselves. That is because you have a negative agenda.

          • Trilemma

            My post is no more hate speech than the section of the article I mimicked hate speech. If you think I’m guilty of hate speech then you must also think Walt Heyer is guilty of hate speech.

          • Ryan

            You make no bones of hating the right, anything you say will reflect what you hate.

          • Trilemma

            I don’t hate the right. I don’t hate anyone. If you think my post was hate speech then Walt Heyer posted hate speech, which is the point of my post. Does it bother you that Walt Heyer posted hate speech?

          • Ryan

            If you don’t hate the right, why did you come on this site and start arguing with what people on here have to say? You don’t agree with what they say don’t come here if all you want to do is tell us we are wrong and you are right. Do these people go to your sites and start arguing? Most of us could care less where you go.

          • Is a website’s comment section supposed to be a place for debate and discussion, or it is supposed to be a big echo chamber where you come to preach to the choir?

          • Ryan

            I could say the same thing about a leftist site too, couldn’t I.

          • Yes you could. Have you been banned from any left-wing websites? I’ve been banned from plenty of right-wing websites. Makes you wonder why they even have comment sections to begin with.

          • Ryan

            Lefties have no standards, that’s why you haven’t been banned.
            Yes, I have been banned from leftists sites, and it was only because I told the truth and the moderator was the one I told the truth to.
            I have had some of my comments deleted from rightist sites as well in confronting leftist propaganda. Though the righties have higher standards, some of them still fear PC.

          • Trilemma

            How does making a comment that you don’t agree with constitute hate speech? You go to leftist sites. Does that mean you hate people on the left?

          • Ryan

            Leftists sites today are simply local news sites. News is spun in any way possible to accommodate the lefts version of news. Sadly, today, there is a lot of fake news for the purpose of deception. But those who are being deceived the most are those who believe the leftist agenda. There is no room for the little guy, they are the political pawns of the left. They are expendable. Hang in there and you will see that I am right.

          • Trilemma

            I agree there is a lot of fake news for the purpose of deception. A social movement has always been a good thing on which to piggy back an agenda.

          • Ryan

            Because true history isn’t being taught in schools anymore, young people are being badly deceived into thinking socialism is a better way to live. The problem is, socialists believe in killing everyone who doesn’t agree with them. That is why nearly a hundred million people died in the last century because of socialists.
            Socialism is a good example of how, “not,” to live.

  • Garden of Love

    Surgery can never change DNA. I really do feel sorry for these sad people. A man who tries to “become” a woman is man who feels inadequate as a male, probably something that starts during his boyhood. I think it’s disgraceful that an entire industry is springing up with surgeons and psychologists and lawyers looking to make big money in what is turning into a growth industry. Very sad.

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