Hundreds of Young Transgenders Seek Help to Return to Original Sex

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by Martina Moyski  •  •  October 7, 2019   

Talking about it perceived as 'transphobic' by LGBT community

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NEWCASTLE, England ( - Growing numbers of young trans people regret gender reassignment surgery and are being shunned by the LGBT community.

One trans rights activist from the United Kingdom recently reported that hundreds of transgender people, many from the Newcastle, England, area, have contacted her about regretting their gender reassignment surgery.

Twenty-eight-year-old Charlie Evans said that after she made her own de-transition public, she has been approached by "hundreds" of trans people seeking to undo their sex-change decision.

According to Evans, they petitioned her to speak out or to help them find support for their efforts to de-transition. Evans observed that those who have approached her are mostly female, same-sex attracted and often autistic.

Evans herself was on the verge of having her breasts removed before she canceled the surgery and stopped taking hormones.

"I'm in communication with 19 and 20-year-olds who have had full gender reassignment surgery who wish they hadn't, and their dysphoria hasn't been relieved, they don't feel better for it," she says.

Evans says that she was motivated to take her struggle public when she was approached by a young woman with a beard who explained she had de-transitioned but felt abandoned and confused.

"She said she felt shunned by the LGBT community for being a traitor," Evans said. "So I felt I had to do something."

Evans started nonprofit organization The Detransition Advocacy Network in Newcastle that seeks to provide support for trans people who want to transition back to the gender of their birth.

Another woman Evans helped de-transition, wishing to be identified as Ruby, noted that many of the centers in the United Kingdom offering support for people who want to transition do not do a good job of counseling subjects about alternatives.

Ruby said, "I want there to be more options for us because I think there is a system of saying, 'okay here's your hormones, here's your surgery, off you go.'"

Ruby explained that when she discussed her mental health issues, including an eating disorder, at the gender clinic, she observed that issue was not explored in the therapy sessions nor did the therapists suggest that her eating disorder could be connected with her gender dysphoria.

"For everyone who has gender dysphoria, whether they are trans or not, I want there to be more options," she said.

The Tavistock and Portman National Health Service Foundation Trust disagreed with Evans' assessment, saying, "Decisions about physical interventions made in our care are arrived at after a thorough exploration process. While some of our patients may decide not to pursue physical treatment or drop out of treatment, the experience of regret described here is rarely seen."

There has been an increase in patients wanting to reverse their transgender surgery, according to a leading Serbian doctor operating out of one of the sex-change global hubs of transgender corrective surgery.

Dr. Miroslav Djordjevic, a urologist in Belgrade, Serbia, said he has recently seen about 14 patients who have changed their minds. He said all of those patients got their initial procedures at clinics where he feels "they did not receive sufficient psychiatric screening."

The bandwidth of age acceptable subjects is also increasing.

Directors of the Gender Identity Development Service want to be able to help children as young as 3 years old change gender. To meet the increased demand — more than a 400% increase in demand for sex-change services since 2014 — they plan to use Skype and FaceTime to "allow doctors to diagnose and prescribe treatment for patients hundreds or thousands of miles away," according to the Daily Mail.

Evans is being criticized by many LGBT people who said Evans "taking testosterone does not count as transitioning." They also claim that Evans' charity is not registered and accuse her of taking part in an anti-transgender protest.

A founding father of the transgender movement is Dr. Alfred Kinsey, a biologist and sexologist, who claimed that "all sex acts were legitimate," including "pedophilia, bestiality, sadomasochism, incest, adultery, prostitution, and group sex."

He authorized experiments on infants and toddlers to justify "his view that children of any age enjoyed having sex." Kinsey sought to normalize pedophilia and lobbied against laws that would protect children and punish sexual predators.

Kinsey was involved in the first case of what would later be called "transsexualism," a presage of transgenderism.

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