Medical Establishment Downplays Risk Of Sex-Change Regrets: Researchers

  • Researchers told Reuters that members of the medical establishment and transgender activists downplay the risk of regret by minimizing the existence of “detransitioners” – people who came to regret their transitions.
  • Advocates point to short-term studies suggesting that regret is rare among transitions, but there have been no long-term studies on the subject.
  • “There’s a real need for more long-term studies that track patients for five years or longer. Many detransitioners talk about feeling good during the first few years of their transition. After that, they may experience regret,” Dr. Kinnon MacKinnon told Reuters. MacKinnon is an assistant professor of social work at York University who’s now researching the subject