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A complication, ‘crazy pain,’ as South Florida trans teen Jazz Jennings gets confirmation surgery

safe_imageA complication, ‘crazy pain,’ as South Florida trans teen Jazz Jennings gets confirmation surgery

 

TLC’s “I Am Jazz” has been chronicling South Florida trans teen advocate Jazz Jennings’ life-changing journey of getting her gender confirmation surgery for the past year.

“Having my whole family with me throughout this entire journey has been so important,” the 18-year-old said in last week’s episode of the show which showed the first part of her surgery. The second part aired 9 p.m. Tuesday. “From the beginning they have just provided me with unconditional love and support and the fact that they’re here on this day just signifies that we’ve come so, so far since the beginning of this journey. This is really the final step, this is the final transition, and I’m so glad that I have them by my side.”

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Charlie Rae said:
There was a thread on twitter which detailed, scene for scene, the horrors of Jazz Jenning’s nationally aired recording of his pre and post-mutilation. The thread looks like it has been taken down but I happened to have copied some of the text to put in over at The TERF Exhibit.

Watching the videos were brutal. If you didn’t see, he came out in a lot of pain, continually wincing and groaning, he is having a hard time peeing, he has some kind of a blister, his stitches might come apart, and there were enough complications that he had to be taken immediately back to the hospital. They also aired a shot of the boy’s face as the doctors dilated his wound for the first time. My stomach is actually turning as I write this. This child abuse needs to end. Here is most of the text from the tread that was taken down:

“Context. This person has been suffering under this fake ideology since a child. Was put on drugs. And didnt have enough “meat” to make a “normal” sex change happen. So they did experimental surgery.

The surgeries are BRUTAL. Plastic surgeons do these but the reality is its mutilation. Its moving parts of the body to where they do not belong to create something that isnt real or functional. Complications are nightmarish and end in suicides often.

Dilation is the forcing open of the open wound that is created during the “creation” of a “vagina” with rods. You have to do it constantly multiple times a day. For years. This alone ruins lives and leads to suicide and regret

Here is a dilation chart and a chart on how “usable” a newly created vagina is over time and hygiene regimens. A year of unending pain , boredom and inactivity. Many suicides come from the first year due to this brutal regimen.

Medical complications are not just immediate. While there is chance of entire loss of the “new vagina” via necrosis. There are other things like the stream of urine being permanently disturbed. Meaning a mess all over yourself every time u go pee

While the producers chose silly upbeat music to cover this up. The reality is this scene is a realization of something that wont ever go back to normal. This person likely is never going to have a normal pee again.

And just 36 hours later disaster strikes. Because this is not a normal surgery. Complications are often NORMAL. You are cutting off skin and re-attaching it other places. In this case , loss of bloodflow would cause necrosis. Skin death

Do not hate these people. They are victims of an ideology that is spreading like wildfire. The best thing you can do is educate yourself about this and contact your representatives. These surgeries are a crime against humanity.”

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