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Offline golden_ocean

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Detransitioners re-identifying as women - statistics?
« on: November 18, 2019, 06:36:53 am »
Hi all,

So recently there have been many articles on detransitioners online especially about teenagers and young adults (lesbians) who decided to transition to male.

Does anybody here know how many of those detransitioners (FtM) (I don't know which word to use but I am applying whatever terminology is available) were "former lesbians" who know re-identify as "women"? Are there any statictis in online articles, journals etc.? I couldn't find any. A friend of mine was wondering about that.

I am (and he is) asking as these articles say or "former transman" that many transition (un(consciously)) due to homophobia etc.

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Re: Detransitioners re-identifying as women - statistics?
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2019, 07:47:43 am »
Articles mean nothing, they're not research, they're a writer looking for a story that they know will sell copy.

The statistics available indicate that detransitioning is extremely rare.

A 2018 survey of WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health) surgeons found that approximately 0.3% of patients who underwent transition-related surgery later requested detransition-related surgical care.

The 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey found that 8% of respondents who had transitioned reported having ever detransitioned, and 62% of that group had later returned to living in a trans gender role.
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