Sex change surgeries for people who suffer from gender dysphoria often lead to disastrous ends.

Those who undergo the surgeries are 19 times more likely to commit suicide after the procedure, and that’s already on top of a 41 percent suicide rate for those who suffer from gender dysphoria as is.

Yet, despite our knowledge of these numbers, the scientific and medical communities are afraid to tackle the subject for fear of what it could cost them in terms of careers and reputations. In today’s day and age, talking negatively about transgenderism in any capacity will result in the naysayer being labeled a societal pariah, guilty of bigotry and hatred towards the LGBT community.

And so the problem grows unabated, getting worse and worse. This has been confirmed by Doctor and Professor Miroslav Djordjevic, who was the world’s leading expert on genital reconstructive surgery according to the National Post.

According to him, five years ago he received his first patient who wanted his genitals reconstructed after he had them removed during a sex change surgery to become a woman. Over the next six months, he would receive six more patients, all regretting their sex change operations. He would go on to receive six more after that, and today does 100 surgeries a year.

Those who came to him to help reconstruct their genitals report “crippling levels of depression following their transition and in some cases even contemplated suicide,” according to the National Post.

With all these numbers in the open, you would think Universities and medical researchers would tackle the subject and its effects, but they aren’t. Institutions are backing away from giving out any funding on transgender surgery effects as they don’t want the backlash.

According to the National Post, James Caspian, a psychotherapist who specializes in working with transgender people, had originally been approved by Bath Spa University to research “detransitioning,” but the University’s ethics committee denied him after some initial research for fear of the transgender community coming after the university:

According to Caspian, the university initially approved his proposal to research “detransitioning”. He then amassed some preliminary findings that suggested a growing number of young people – particularly young women – were transitioning their gender and then regretting it.

But after submitting the more detailed proposal to Bath Spa, he discovered he had been referred to the university ethics committee, which rejected it over fears of criticism that might be directed towards the university. Not least on social media from the powerful transgender lobby.

Both Caspian and Djordjevic are baffled that research into this is not being jumped on given the destructive nature of the subject.

Djordjevic especially seems suspicious of the lack of mental health checkups for the patients who wish for transitional surgery, and due to some patient testimony thinks that money is at the root of the problem.

“I have heard stories of people visiting surgeries who only checked if they had the money to pay,” he says. “We have to stop this. As a community, we have to make very strong rules: nobody who wants to make this type of surgery or just make money can be allowed to do so.”

Djordjevic says that over the past decade his patients have been getting younger and younger, going from 45 to 21. He fears that soon these surgeries will include children, and according to the National Post, he’s right to be afraid:

Referrals to adult and child gender identity clinics in the UK have increased dramatically over the past 10 years. In April, the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, the only clinic for adolescents in England, reported 2,016 referrals to its gender identity development service, a 42 per cent rise compared to the previous year, which in itself marked a 104 per cent increase on the year before that.

These are stark increases. The sudden rise of transgenderism in the first world should be looked into, but it would appear that at this time, too many institutions are afraid to touch it lest they suffer the wrath of the mob.

(h/t: DailyWire)