NYT offsets gender-affirming mutilation critics, says ‘well-being generally improves from top surgery’

The New York Times seems to think removing healthy teenage girls’ breasts in the name of gender affirmation is not only a good thing, but you are a very bad person if you don’t agree with that insane premise.

The Old Gray Lady tweeted, “Adult transgender men’s well-being generally improves from top surgery, or breast removal, research shows. Small studies of trans teens suggest similar benefits in the short term, but data is sparse. Some U.S. state leaders oppose the surgery for minors.”

In its leftist justification for the mutilation of teens, the New York Times noted, “Few groups of young people have received as much attention. Republican elected officials across the United States are seeking to ban all so-called gender-affirming care for minors, turning an intensely personal medical decision into a political maelstrom with significant consequences for transgender adolescents and their families.”

The article skips right over the fact that a teen having her breasts surgically removed will definitely experience some “significant consequences” as opposed to waiting it out until adulthood and then choosing to make an irreversible, self-mutilating decision.

“Gender-related surgeries, in particular, have been thrust into the spotlight. Arizona and Alabama passed laws this year making it illegal for doctors to perform gender-related surgeries on transgender patients under 18. Conservative commentators with large followings on social media have recently targeted children’s hospitals that offer gender surgeries, leading to online harassment and bomb threats,” the media outlet accused.

While that isn’t s surprising statement, the fact that they didn’t call out @LibsofTikTok directly is. They missed an opportunity to savage them once again over exposing children’s hospitals for facilitating gender surgeries.

“Dr. Gallagher, whose unusual embrace of platforms like TikTok has made her one of the most visible gender-affirming surgeons in the country, said she performed 13 top surgeries on minors last year, up from a handful a few years ago. One hospital, Kaiser Permanente Oakland, carried out 70 top surgeries in 2019 on teenagers aged 13 to 18, up from five in 2013, according to researchers who led a recent study,” the New York Times crowed.

“I can’t honestly think of another field where the volume has exploded like that,” Dr. Karen Yokoo, who is a plastic surgeon at the hospital, commented.

The study claimed there were “zero regrets” for the surgeries, “‘There’s very few things in the world that have a zero percent regret rate. And chest surgery, clinically, I’ve experienced that,’ said Dr. Johanna Olson-Kennedy, the lead author of the study and medical director of the clinic in Los Angeles, which began offering surgeries in 2019,” the piece recounted.

“But the study had caveats: Most patients were surveyed less than two years after their surgeries, and nearly 30 percent could not be contacted or declined to participate,” it added.

The phrasing of the reporting here is misleading, especially since at least a third of those who had surgery didn’t comment and most of the others had just recently undergone the knife.

Many contend these doctors have definitely violated their oath to do no harm.

Substack author Wesley Yang had a very interesting thread attacking the New York Times over its espousing of gender-affirming mutilation:

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