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* Introduction *
Detransitioners are those who had undergone medical procedures, regretted it, and tried to reverse course. Desisters are those who stop identifying as transgender.

Physicians providing gender transition of youth claim that they have never met a detransitioned patient. This is not surprising: recent research with detransitioners indicated that three-quarters do not return to the treating providers to tell them about detransition. According to recent UK and US data, 10–30% of recently transitioned individuals detransition a few years after they initiated transition.

Regret is a common, if not universal, human experience. Individuals who underwent medical transition are no exception. Regret does not preclude benefits, which typically appear first. The “honeymoon period” can last from several months to several years, with adverse effects emerging 8–10 years following transition among mature adult transitioners. Among the more recently transitioning cohorts comprised primarily of youth, there appears to be a shorter time to regret and a subsequent desire to detransition, around 3–6 years on average, with longer time to regret and detransition among biological males.
(Source: "Current Concerns About Gender-Affirming Therapy in Adolescents")
Detransitioners have experienced a dramatic journey of self-acceptance and an unpopular trip to transition and back. Upon transitioning, we felt an overwhelming degree of affirmation from doctors, mental health practitioners, and friends. But on the other side, those cheering voices are silent and our existence is ignored. We’re here to cheer for each other.

Some say that detransition is very rare. Others refuse to acknowledge that we exist. We want all to see that we are a group that is rapidly growing. Our unique health care needs are ignored by the same professionals that were eager to medicalize us. We are not going to hide in the shadows. We deserve ethical medical treatment.
(Source: "Detrans Awareness Day")
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* Chloe & Soren *
Chloe Cole, a detransitioner from Central Valley, Calif., began identifying as a boy at 12 years old. Doctors prescribed her puberty blockers and hormones starting at age 13. At 15, before her breasts were even fully developed, doctors performed a double mastectomy. Only a short time after surgery, Chloe started having regrets about her medical transition. But in some ways, it was too late. Chloe is now 18 years old and back to living as a woman, but is still struggling to come to terms with the medical coercion that took something "beautiful and uniquely female" away from her.

Soren began identifying as transgender at 11 years old. She started hormone replacement therapy at 17, and by 19, underwent surgery to remove her healthy breasts.

Now 21, Soren looks back on her medical transition with regret. Her traumatic medical complications opened her eyes to the ills of “gender-affirming care,” which she said enabled her to believe hormones and surgery could provide her with the sense of self she craved growing up. Detransitioned and now working to heal her complex emotions through mindfulness, Soren has become a vocal advocate against the “enabling” she sees happening within the gender medical industry.
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* Sex Change Regret *
Up to 20% have regrets about their “sex change.” Sex change procedures are not effective, say researchers. Ten to 15 years after surgical reassignment, the suicide rate is 20 times that of comparable peers. So many people who change genders realize later that abuse in their lives contributed to their gender distress feelings. Changing genders is not the proper treatment for overcoming childhood trauma or abuse.
(Source: "Sex Change Regret")

A biological man who underwent "gender-affirming care" 40 years ago said that the surgery nearly destroyed his life and slammed the profit-driven nature of surrounding transgenderism in the American medical and political landscape. "When you hit the regret button, you can't put the pieces back," Walt Heyer, an American author, activist and speaker, told Fox News Digital. According to Heyer, three main driving factors exist for people to identify as transgender.

The first is a social contagion, a factor that is more likely to effect preteens or teens. "They do it because their friends do it. Sometimes the school or schools are doing the indoctrination. So, I tell parents, take your kids out of school," Heyer said.

The second is internet exposure to media apps such as TikTok, where teens and young adults engage with sexually charged gaming experiences, anime, and a plethora of transgender-oriented groups. Heyer compared transgenderism to the rise of the Goth trend in the mid-2000s. But, while Goth was simply cosmetic and non-invasive, Heyer said transgenderism is both "harmful and very destructive."

The third factor driving people towards transgenderism, Heyer said, is the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), a term which the Centers for Disease Control describes as a "potentially traumatic event" that occurs between the ages of 0 and 17.
(Source: "Fox News")
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* Related resources *
Chloe Cole speech - My friends all turned against me because I was evidence that their beliefs were a lie.

Date: Sep 21, 2022

Chloe Cole: My testimony against SB107 - My testimony against SB107 in front of Wiener and the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Date: Sep 1, 2022

Chloe Cole: The Dark Side of Unconditional Gender Affirmation

Source: The Epoch Times | Date: Feb 16, 2023

De-Transitioners Speak Out About Their Mental Health - YouTube - Ex-Trans members speak to the state of their mental health contradicting previous claims from doctors and scientists.

Date: Jun 27, 2023

Detrans Awareness Day

Detransition: The Wounds That Won't Heal - Chloe Cole was indoctrinated, affirmed, and set on an irreparable path at the age of 15, and now finds herself abandoned by the community and the doctors that lead her over the edge.

Source: Dr Jordan B Peterson - Youtube | Date: Jan 3, 2023

Detransitioner Chloe Cole Gives Powerful Testimony Against ‘Gender-Affirming Care’ - An 18-year-old detransitioned woman gave a powerful testimony on Tuesday against the “gender affirming” model of care that led to her irreversible medical transition as an adolescent.

Source: The Daily Wire | Date: Sep 20, 2022

Detransitioner Chloe Cole to sue 'mutilators' who 'butchered' her body - A detransitioner is suing doctors who performed body mutilating sex-change surgeries on her as a minor.

Source: The Christian Post | Author: Ryan Foley | Date: Nov 14, 2022

Detransitioner Oli London - YouTube - Social media influencer Oli London said rediscovering faith helped convince him to detransition, stop life-altering gender reassignment surgeries, and turn his life around.

Date: Apr 17, 2023

Detransitioners - Subreddit - Welcome all detransitioners/desisters and self-questioners. Post anything about gender detransition.

Detransitioners sue medical providers over body-mutilating sex-change surgeries - Two detransitioners have taken legal action against the healthcare providers that they claim pushed them to pursue surgical gender transitions instead of offering mental health treatment.

Former Trans Kid Chloe Cole on Why She Left Transgenderism - YouTube - “Social media introduced this idea that I could be a boy,” Chloe Cole says. Cole began telling her friends and family that she was a boy when she was 12.

Date: Jan 30, 2023

Gender-Transition Surgery: British Man Recounts Horror - Ritchie Herron tells National Review he was pressured into having his penis removed by a U.K. gender clinic. None of Herron’s friends who surgically transitioned warned him about the negative complications, he said.

Source: National Review | Date: Apr 24, 2023

I feel like I lost 9 years of my life: A detrans woman speaks out - After undergoing several years of experimental gender medicalization to look like a man to the outside world and extinguish the inner turmoil she felt about her sex, Laura Beth Perry Smalts wound up with regret.

Source: The Christian Post | Date: Nov 15, 2022

I regret trusting the doctors who pushed me to transition gender - Ritchie Herron says he is calling to change laws around gender reassignment after being pushed into the surgery that he now regrets. "I had the surgery in 2018 and instantly knew that that was not what I should have done...we need safeguards, we need protection."

Date: Jun 4, 2023

I've gotten no help - Former trans kid shares agony of side effects from 'mutilating' medical transition

Source: Fox News | Date: Feb 3, 2023

Keira Bell: My Story - As a teen, she transitioned to male but came to regret it. Here’s how it felt to enter history in the trans debate.

Date: Apr 7, 2021

Meet Chloe Cole - Chloe Cole is the 18-year-old leading the fight to protect children from transgender surgeries

Source: Catholic News Agency | Author: Edie Heipel | Date: Sep 24, 2022

Milo - detransitioning - YouTube - Very sad to listen to Milo share what happened during transitioning and now de-transitioning.

Date: Jun 27, 2023

Navy SEAL warns parents of the dangers of sex reassignment surgery - A retired Navy SEAL who de-transitioned is now speaking out against allowing minors to be put on puberty blockers or to get sex reassignment surgery

Panel Discussion With Detransitioners - The panel discusses the medical ethics of the gender affirmation model of care for gender dysphoria, and the untold harm personally endured by notable detransitioners Chloe Cole, Laura Becker, Luka Hein, Brian Wagner, Estella Suarez-Hamilton, and Shapeshifter.

Date: Apr 10, 2023

Post Trans - Detransition Stories - Post Trans is a collection of detransition stories of female detransitioners and desisters.

Resources - DetransAwarenessDay - Resources for detransitioners

Soren's story: How One Detransitioner Found Peace Outside of Medicalization - After undergoing a botched double mastectomy at age 19, Soren’s traumatic medical complications opened her eyes to the ills of so-called “gender affirming care.” Read her Identity Crisis story

Source: Independent Women's Forum

The Testosterone Hangover - The Biden administration says transgender kids are entitled to ‘gender-affirming’ medical care. These girls disagree. ‘I have this intense rage in me over the harm that was done to me.’

Date: Apr 19, 2022

Trans rights: UK court bans use of puberty blockers for children under 16 - Children under the age of 16 are unlikely to be able to give "informed consent" to take puberty blockers to begin the gender transition process, a UK court has ruled.

Source: NZ Herald | Date: Dec 6, 2020

Why Chloe Cole Deserves the Jazz Jennings ‘Trans’ Treatment—and More - Chloe Cole is perhaps the most well-known detransitioner in America.

Source: The Daily Signal | Author: Kelsey Bolar | Date: Feb 7, 2023

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