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Transwoman Admits Regretting Getting Gender-Reaffirming Surgery—"I Will Never Be Able To Live A Normal Life"

By Nicole Dominique
·  2 min read
Adea
Instagram/@adee.ah

An influencer named Adea (@adee.ah) went on TikTok to discuss the reality of getting gender reassignment surgery. “Number of girls I know who feel the same is so surprising,” Adea wrote on the caption.

*This article is intended for readers 18 and older.*

“Two years ago, I got gender-reaffirming surgery. Here's a f*cking honest update," Adea shares. “Do I regret it? Short answer is yes. Don't get me wrong, I got it done twice. It looks Barbie. Why do I regret it? Well, because I will never be able to live a normal life.”

When individuals choose to receive a vaginoplasty, they must use a dilator to stretch the vaginal canal in order to keep it open and prevent infections. If they fail to dilate, the canal may shrink and close. 

“After the surgery, you have to start dilating to keep the space they gave you. You start from doing it four times a day to once a week – for the rest of your life. I was fine with that. See, the problem is, I had major complications and now – for some reason – I need to do it every single f*cking day,” Adea explains.

“Now obviously, I've had relations," Adea continues, "and girls, we all know guys don't f*ckin know what to do. So It's not really worth it to me. The problem is, I cannot stop. If I stop, it's gonna close up and create a bubble. And that bubble could literally create an infection that could kkkkhh! The two options here are I dilate for the rest of my life or I get it removed surgically. Surgery goes for $70,000 and I don't wanna go through that again, so I guess I'm dilating.”

Closing Thoughts

The demand for sex-change operations seems to be growing these days, even among the youth. While sex reassignment surgeries are rare for those that are under the age of 18, there are people who are fighting for minors to have access to it. "Gender-affirming care for transgender youth is essential and can be life-saving,” says transwoman Dr. Rachel Levine, the assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Services. But as more stories on the regrets of transitioning continue to increase, is it possible that the age requirement will stay at 18? For the sake of our children's safety, we sure hope so. Don’t miss anything! Sign up for our weekly newsletter and get curated content weekly!