In his startling whistleblower-type letters to me in April 2013 a physician speaks out:

 Any physician worthy of his degree must treat ONLY with the Hippocratic Oath. First do no harm. In this regard, we have willfully failed.

 — There is no female brain in the wrong male body

— Current studies do not support the transsexual condition

— Nor do the current studies support the Harry Benjamin Syndrome.

Please don’t mention my name. You would be surprised at the hostility of transsexual persons against physicians. I really do think that lots of physicians are very intimidated by them. The patients use the physicians and the physicians use the patients. It is deplorable.

This physician tells me after many years of actively writing articles to support the need for surgery he now has great concerns, as he admits,

We have failed those with gender identity problems miserably.

The doctor wants me to report several things you need to know.

A study of 1986 [1] disproved all of the other studies that suggested that H-Y antigen caused transsexualism.

The 2013 Rome study and the 2009 Japan study reported in another of my posts disproved any alterations in the DNA of the main sex determining genes in transsexuals, proving transgenders are normal males, not a smidgeon of abnormality exists in the genetic make-up of transgenders. The males are normal. We now know gender issues are psychosocial or psychological, and perhaps psychiatric issues exist in transgenders which manifest in gender identity issues. The staggering suicide rates are evidence that changing genders is causing harm.

Walt, I agree with you. We should have seen this disaster in the making. Here is a link to an article from 1979 with quotes from Harry Benjamin’s colleague, Dr. Charles Ihlenfeld.

Quote from the article:

Among the reasons for exercising extreme care in giving hormones, according to Ihlenfeld, is the fact that 80 percent of the patients who want to change their sex shouldn’t do it. “There is too much unhappiness among people who have had the surgery,” he said. “Too many of them end as suicides.” [2]

I’m grateful this physician stepped forward and I hope more are willing to talk about the failure of gender surgery.

Walt Heyer, the maverick transgender


[1]  Stephen Wachtel Ph.D., Richard Green M.D., Neal G. Simon Ph.D., Alison Reichart, Linda Cahill, John Hall, Dean Nakamura, Gwendolyn Wachtel, Walter Futterweit M.D., Stanley H. Biber M.D., Charles Ihlenfeld M.D., “On the expression of H-Y antigen in transsexuals”, Archives of Sexual Behavior, February 1986, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp 51-68,

[2] Garrett Oppenheim, Ph.D., “Ihlenfeld Cautions On Hormones”, TRANSITION, No. 8 – January/February 1979 Copyright 1979 – TRANSITION/ SOURCE: J2CP Information Services,