Young FTMs and hysterectomy: “It’s all stagnant down there.”

 I received a few comments on my Tumblr blog from people who are surprised that young women who are “transitioning” would choose—and readily receive from surgeons—complete hysterectomies. Making a permanent decision to have or not have children at such a young age seems…hasty. We’re talking 18-25-year-olds here.

While I had previously viewed 10 or so YouTubes from FTMs reporting on their sterilization, I never actually googled “FTM hysterectomy,” but did so today.  Guess how many videos came up in the search?

2720.

Most of the video titles have the words “recovery” or “post-op” in them as well.

But, as one FTM said in a post-op video, “it’s all just stagnant down there” when you’re taking “T.”  Might as well drain the swamp?

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10 thoughts on “Young FTMs and hysterectomy: “It’s all stagnant down there.”

  1. Considering how difficult it is for a woman to even get a tubal ligation, even if she already has kids, this shows how entrenched the trans thing has become. The health implications of this are enormous and I’m sure not properly discussed with these young women. There are going to be some really unhealthy FTT around in a few years.

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    • I was just gonna post this! I know several woman who *have kids* but don’t want more, and have had a hard time getting a tubal because of their age (20’s). Forget about woman that want to remain childfree! They may go years without finding anyone to do a tubal.

      Same goes for women that want a hys for medical reasons, like painful fibroids. Hyst is seen as the last stop, to be avoided in all cases (even when women want it!), yet F2T can get them straight away?

      Whenever I think I’m being paranoid about transition as a way to sterilize and eliminate gays, I read things like this. I realize its
      Not paranoid if they are out to get you!

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  2. Even if you are a childfree adult and will be for the rest of your life like me, getting a hysterectomy is stupid unless you really need it. The uterus has other functions such as hormone regulation and keeping the abdominal organs in place. My cousin has two children and wants to get her tubes tied because she’s happy with just two kids and feels that’s the most children she can afford. Also, her second pregnancy put her life at risk and that would happen again if she got pregnant, and she has other health issues like not having a thyroid anymore (she had cancer about 5 years ago). They won’t let her tie her tubes because she’s under 30 and they feel she needs to breed more. Maybe we should just tell doctors she’s really a dude and needs her tubes tied right now because suicide.

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  3. Using testosterone increases the risk of hormone related cancers and poly caustic ovarian syndrome is a common side-effc of taking ‘T” PCOS also increases the risk of cancer. Most Doc recommend full hysterectomy after 5 years on “T” but many transmen do not have the surgery. Robert Eads (FtM) died recently of ovarian cancer – age 52?. There is a documentary abut his death called Southern Comfort. Ovarian cancer is often caught in the late stages and treatment is difficult. To make matters worse, Eads had great difficulty finding a clinic willing to treat him and this delayed his ability to receive medical care. No one thinks when they start “T” that they will die young from hormone side effects like related cancers (or heart disease) but sadly, premature deaths in the FtM community are very common.

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  4. Using testosterone increases the risk of hormone related cancers. Poly cystic ovarian syndrome is a common side-effc of taking ‘T”. PCOS also increases the risk of cancer. Most Docs recommend a full hysterectomy after 5 years on testosterone but many transmen do not have the surgeryas they must often pay for it themselves (without insurance.)

    Robert Eads (FtM) died recently of ovarian cancer – age 52?. There is a documentary about his death called Southern Comfort. Ovarian cancer is often caught in the late stages and treatment is difficult. To make matters worse, Eads had great difficulty finding a clinic willing to treat him and this delayed his ability to receive medical care.

    No one thinks when they start “T” that they will die young from hormone side-effects like cancers (or heart disease) but sadly, premature deaths in the FtM community are very common.

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    • You would be approved for sure! I had a hysterectomy in my 30s after 2 fibroid surgeries, when I was told that I had too many fibroids to count, was anemic, and had low iron. Now all young, healthy women who don’t plan to have children need to do is say that they are men and the offensive uterus will be removed.

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  5. I’ve also known cis-women who wanted tubal ligations at a young age and were refused. But, surely, the answer is that women who want them should, with appropriate information and discussion, be allowed tubal ligations, rather than stopping transmen from getting them. As for the health risks of hormone treatments, that really is a separate issue. But removal of ovaries is beneficial for transmen, because they don’t need as much T afterwards to produce the masculinizing effects. I’ve just moved to Brighton, UK, which is like the San Francisco of the UK. The museum and art gallery here has an exhibition curated by trans people about what is important to them. Well, guess what, hormonal treatment is important to them. https://brightonmuseums.org.uk/brighton/exhibitions-displays/the-museum-of-transology/

    To be honest, many of these comments seem like concern-trolling to me.

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    • Others can respond to your statements about “freedom of choice” and tubal ligations.

      But I am going to remark on this charge of “concern trolling.”

      “I’m concerned that people are dying of opioid overdoses and don’t think these drugs should be so available.” “I’m concerned that kids in schools and on the streets are dying from being shot and I don’t think guns should be so available.” “I’m concerned that kids are getting lead poisoning and I don’t think it should be in the water.” So when is being concerned about injury being done to other people not “concern trolling”? That’s a meaningless term, and just a way to try to shut down a discussion that’s uncomfortable without even engaging with the substance. The internet equivalent of sticking your fingers in your ears and going “la, la la.”

      People are CONCERNED about their own darn children. I understand that the activist community thinks we shouldn’t be and that we should take their word for every ridiculous proposition and bizarre, scary medical intervention and sexual twist they feel like pushing on any particular day. Call me any name you want, I’ll stay CONCERNED about my own kid, thanks very much.

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