American Journal of Psychiatry Corrects 2019 Study Claiming Mental Health Benefits of Transgender Surgeries

The conclusion of a study hailing the mental health benefits of “gender-affirming” surgeries on transgender-identifying people has been corrected, asserting that its core claim was too strong.

Originally published in October 2019 in the American Journal of Psychiatry, the researchers analyzed the records of 9.7 million Swedes in the national population registry. Of the 2,679 individuals who had been diagnosed with “gender incongruence” between 2005 and 2015, 1,018 underwent surgeries that either removed their genitals or permanently altered their bodies.