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2014-06-05 Massive new study from Sweden

posted 5 Jun 2014, 08:26 by Cake Kidd   [ updated 6 Jun 2014, 05:08 ]

Heya, just a quick interim update:

Swedish researchers Dhejne, Öberg, Arver and Landén published a huge study in The Archives of Sexual Behavior, 2014. They followed up with all (!) applicants for sex reasignment surgery in Sweden from 1960 to 2010 (a period of fifty years!). Out of the 800 or so people, only 2.2 % had regrets after surgery, with regrets declining significantly over the time period. A satisfaction rate of 97.8 % is pretty good for any medical intervention, I think, especially when considering that the science was in its infancy in the 1960s.

In unrelated news, I bought Julia Serano’s book “Whipping girl – a transsexual woman on sexism and the scapegoating of femininity”. I have read only 20 % of the book so far, but I find it pretty good, and it paints a picture of society and feminism I can relate to. Lately, I have been avoiding reading too much about feminism, since especially the articles from US authors are often too deep for me, and I sometimes couldn’t really relate to the conditions they describe. Anyway, once I have finished, I’ll let you know how I liked it :)