Post Trans: A project giving space for female detransitioners and desisters to share their journeys.

Video – Launching: We Created a New Resource on Detransition – Post Trans Booklet

Detransition Subreddit

Other resources are listed here:

US non-profit group launched May 2023

Research articles

Voices of regret Ellen Pasternak in The Critic 15.08.23

Detransition-Related Needs and Support: A Cross-Sectional Online Survey 30.04.21

Personal stories, articles and blogs

The Impossible Space. Joseph Burgo Reality’s Last Stand 12.06.24

Ritchie Herron’s Twitter thread on his transition and regret 23.05.23

Pariah – the double bind of desistance Ritchie @TullipR 15.04.24

Gay teens who couldn’t come to terms with their sexuality share how they removed their breasts and genitals in false hope that becoming transgender would ‘cure’ them, as concerns mount that ‘gender-affirming care’ for children is homophobic Mail 03.02.24

Bullying Drove Her to “Escape Girlhood,” But Now Jade Martin Is Done Hiding | Independent Women’s Forum media 19.12.23

At 16 I was diagnosed with gender dysphoria in under an HOUR and given sex change surgery after just two appointments… I’m suing the doctors who permanently mutilated me Mail 13.09.23

The trans lobby pushed me to have a double masectomy and I bitterly regret it. That’s why Costa’s advert is so dangerous, writes detransitioned woman SINEAD WATSON Mail 03.08.23

Gen Z’s trans poster-child Milo from 2016 MTV show reemerges, tearfully regretting hormone jabs Mail 21.06.23

I was too young to transition — now I want to help other teenagers The Times 27.05.23

The doctors failed me: Detransitioned woman – who had her breasts and uterus removed when she thought she was a man during mental health crisis – sues eight health care workers who helped her change Mail 21.02.23

Sinead Watson Twitter thread on lack of help for detransitioners (pdf) 02.12.22

Young people who detransition describe death threats, doxxing, intimidation, and being accused of ‘genocide’ from the ‘cult-like’ transgender community they turn their backs on Mail 16.11.22

I’ve been betrayed by medics who left me in pain because I didn’t want to be gay, says detransitioner The Telegraph 22.10.22

‘I should have never done this’: Transgender patients reveal their regret over NHS sex change operations and why they ‘detransitioned’ after they were ‘rushed’ into life-changing procedures The Mail 13.10.22

Twitter thread by 19-year-old detransitioned woman who regrets double mastectomy 13.08.22

Twitter thread by Watson on the bullying of detransitioners like her 08.08.22

‘I now know that I am not a trans man’: Woman, 26, who underwent double mastectomy and hormone therapy to become male after just TWO HOURS of counselling Mail 01.08.22

Detransitioners should sue the NHS The Critic 30.06.22

‘If I had gone through with a gender transition, I would have committed suicide’ The Telegraph 28.07.22

‘My first thought as I came round was Oh God! What have I done?’: Man suing the NHS over trans surgery he bitterly regrets has bravely waived anonymity to share his ordeal Mail 25.06.22

Anguish of young man who had sex organs removed on NHS then regretted it the same day… as he SUES NHS over gender reassignment surgery Mail 23.06.22

I was allowed to transition at 18 without question – but I regretted it The Telegraph 06.04.22

‘Becoming a man was a huge mistake – so why DID doctors allow me to do it?’ Mail 04.04.22

By Any Other Name – The story of my transition and detransition Helena Prude 19.02.22

Twitter thread about the effect of medical transition on the clitoris Sinead Watson 14.08.21

How Many Detransitioners Are Too Many? Pam Curtis 09.07.21

There’s No Standard for Care When it Comes to Trans Medicine Grace Lidinsky-Smith in Newsweek 25.06.21

Transition and Detransition: A conversation between sisters Transgender Trend 26.02.21

We Need Balance When It Comes To Gender Dysphoric Kids. I Would Know  Scott Newgent in Newsweek 09.02.21

Double Mastectomy at 15, Detrans 16-Year-Old Now Seeks Reversal The Velvet Chronicle 10.07.21

The Detransitioners Laura Dodsworth 18.08.20

INTERVIEW: Sam, Nele, and Ellie transitioned as young women, living as ‘men’ before realizing they’d made a mistake Feminist Current 07.08.20

The detransitioners: what happens when trans men want to be women again? The Sunday Times 12.07.20

One Year Out – My story Thomasin Pick 22.05.20

Interview with Scott Newgent Graham Linehan 15.05.20

Man who regrets having treatment to become a transgender woman for 11 years reveals it made him ‘profoundly unhappy’ – and says he wants to stop others making the same mistake Mail 07.04.20

Ellie and Nele: From she to he – and back to she again BBC World Service 20.03.20

Did I make a big mistake? Reddit 22.03.20  archive

Speaking up for female eunuchs Helen Joyce 30.01.20

Academic had gruelling sex swap surgery and then changed his mind at the last minute – and is now accusing the ‘transition’ industry of pushing vulnerable people like him into irreversible operations they’ll regret Mail 11.01.20

Detransitioners are living proof the practices surrounding ‘trans kids’ need be questioned Feminist Current 09.01.20

The Ranks of Gender Detransitioners Are Growing. We Need to Understand Why Lisa Marchiano 02.01.20

What if you regret transitioning? Julie Bindel 20.12.19

Medical Perspectives on Dysphoria and Detransition: Make More Noise Uncommon Ground 10.12.19

‘How do I go back to the Debbie I was?’ BBC 27.11.19

Video: Incredibly moving account from recently detransitioned Thomasin Pick on why she transgendered. 22.11.19

Detransitioners: Girls who became boys who want to be girls again Joani Walsh 19.11.19

1 Year After Sex Change, This Teen Regrets His ‘Frankenstein Hack Job’ Daily Signal 17.11.19

Meet the ‘detransitioners’: the women who became men – and now want to go back Telegraph 16.11.19

Sex-change sorrow The Sunday Times 10.11.19

Medical professionals should be blamed too. Twitter thread by @growinThroughIt 08.11.19

The Hard Questions About Young People and Gender Transitions Intelligencer 01.11.19

My Complete Transgender & Detransition Story Roman 29.10.19

Gender reassignment: I’m man enough to admit that it was a mistake The Sunday Times 13.10.19

Thomasin Pick, 19: Living in trans bubble increased my social anxiety 19.08.21

I Spent a Year as a Trans Man. Doctors Failed Me at Every Turn Daily Signal 07.10.19

A Journey from Trans* to ‘T*RF’ Charlie Evans 27.09.19

Here’s What People Who Used To Be Transgender Are Telling The Supreme Court The Federalist 30.09.19

The medicalization of gender non conforming children, and the vulnerability of lesbian youth. Charlie Evans 08.09.19

Talking About Talking to Doctors (detransition story) Carey Callaghan 26.08.19

Sex is a fact Detransition stories from young Finnish women 2019

Living in trans bubble increased my social anxiety Thomasin Pick 03.08.19

27-year-old man regrets having surgery Sex Change Regret July 2019

Talking About Talking to Doctors Carey Callaghan 26.08.19

From the ashes: Butch lesbian & her family rebuild life after transition Carol F. 14.07.19

I thought I was transgender TradFem 15.06.19

Dagny on social media, gender dysphoria, ‘trans youth,’ and detransitioning Feminist Current 04.06.19

FTM Regret transition, intensely lonely and need someone to talk to  Reddit 01.05.19

The Game Plan for when Transition Hasn’t Worked Out Carey Callahan 21.04.19

The trans train – Swedish documentary raising concerns about the rise in transitioning girls. Upsetting. Here is Part Two

Hormones, surgery, regret: I was a transgender woman for 8 years — time I can’t get back Walt Heyer 11.02.19

Mistaken identity Julie Bindel 23.05.19

I’m a Transman Who’s Detransitioning. Here’s Why. Reclaiming Trans Butch 21.01.19

A Letter To Young Trans People Leanne Mills 16.01.19

Transition as Treatment: The Best Studies Show the Worst Outcomes Woman Means Something 11.01.19

30 Transgender Regretters Come Out Of The Closet The Federalist  03.01.19

‘I’m still a man’ says transsexual woman who has a warning for those considering a sex change Nottinghamshire Live 01.01.19

9 Transgender Patients Complain Of Mutilation, Botched Sex-Change Surgeries In Oregon The Federalist 06.12.18

I transitioned from female to male, then realised I had made a mistake’ Telegraph 20.11.18

Transgender patient was left depressed and suicidal after ‘losing his penis’ when he surgically transitioned to a woman without having psychoanalysis first Mail 19.11.18

Why is it so threatening for parents & detransitioners/desisters to speak about transgender identity being a temporary occurrence?  Twitter thread by @dogcalledbambi 10.11.18

‘I’m not meant to be a bloke’: Woman who changed gender to become a man called Lee 15 years ago says sex swap was a huge mistake and wants to switch back Mail 04.11.18

When Girls Won’t Be Girls Charlie McCann 16.10.18

Detransitioned man blasts “transworld” 4th Wave Now 05.05.18

An open letter to the medical profession More rote than meaning blog 19.11.17

Gender Reversal Surgery is more in demand than ever before Spectator 3.10.17

I’m detransitioning September 2017

How My ‘Sex Change’ Was Doomed to Fail from the Start Walt Heyer 24.08.17

A “sinister mental trap”: One man’s journey back to himself 22.04.17

“A Tear in the Ocean”: The Final Days of Alexis Arquette Hollywood Reporter 13.09.16

Detransitioning: Going From Male To Female To Male Again vocativ 15.06.15

Female detransition and reidentification: Survey results and interpretation

Feminists, wake up – gender is not a feeling 

First cut is the deepest but reversal also traumatic for trans community Janet Albrechtson

From girl to boy and back again, Zahra Cooper shares her journey New Zealand Herald

FTMTF Lady Antitheist

How psychotherapist James Caspian, who has backed transgender rights for years, was plunged into a nightmare after asking if young people changing sex might later regret it  Daily Mail

I might detransition video by Rya Jones

I regret transitioning  Anonymous, Guardian

‘I will never be able to have sex again. Ever’ The Sydney Morning Herald

Interview with a Detransitioned MtF Youth Trans Critical Professionals

Non binary identity aka not fitting in with the popular clique Purple Sage

On Sex Change Regret Stella Morabito

Real-Life Victims of the Transgender ‘Cult’ PJ Media

Retransition Rethinking “Trans” : Transgender detransition / retransition  (blog)

Sex change doctor guilty of misconduct Guardian May 2007

Sex Change Regret Walt Heyer’s blog

The Coming Trans Medical Backlash The American Conservative

The Detransitioners: They Were Transgender, Until They Weren’t Katie Herzog

The new taboo: More people regret sex change and want to ‘detransition’, surgeon says  National Post

The top London lawyer who’s changed gender THREE times  Daily Mail

Transgender Surgery: Regret rates highest in Male-to-Female Reassignment Operations  Newsweek (WARNING: Contains a vid with Caitlyn Jenner which autoplays)

‘Transition caused more problems than it solved’ Elan Anthony, Guardian

Transition is no casual matter, and we need to talk about those who regret it Thain Parnell

Trouble In Transtopia: Murmurs Of Sex Change Regret The Federalist

What I Needed: An Open Letter to Therapists from a Detransitioner Maria Catt aka Carey Callahan

What Two Former Trans Want You To Know About All The Lies The Federalist

Writing thoughts to get them out of my head as I detransition gender. Ported from Twitter Trans Regret

An Open Letter to Julia Serano from One of the‭ ‬Detransitioned People You‭ ‬Claim to‭ ‬“Support‭” by crashchaoscats 08.08.16

Detransitioning: Going From Male To Female To Male Again vocativ 15.06.15


Lost in Transition

The blog of detransitioned woman Jay Langadinos


Jesse Singal article

This one is long and has provoked a massive angry backlash:

When Children Say They’re Trans Jesse Singal

It is accompanied by a video featuring Carey Callahan, who is mentioned in the screenshot of Jade’s quote above: Reversing a gender transition

And here’s a related piece:

Why must trans activists smear those who put forth inconvenient narratives about ‘gender identity’? Meghan Murphy


James Caspian

By James Caspian

I challenged Bath Spa University’s refusal to allow me to research people who reverse gender reassignment, fundamentally on the basis that it might attract unpleasant comments on social media
Read more here.

My battle with the transgender thoughtpolice James Caspian 22.02.19

Why are we so scared to admit many people regret changing their gender? The Sunday Telegraph17.02.19

Fifty trans people tell therapist of regrets The Sunday Times 10.02.19

Dispute over ‘detransition’ study heads for High Court The Times 07.02.19


Youtube videos

Words of wisdom from radical feminist Peachy Yogurt Detransition: where trans support stops

and some from Blaire White: Detransitioning, regret and going back.

A Dutch TV documentary: Transgender Regret


It’s Cáelie


“My Life Felt Ruined” – Talk w/ Detransitioned Woman Blaire White 26.05.21

“I Regret Transitioning” – Talk w/ Teen De-transitioner Blaire White and Elle Palmer 21.01.20

Why I detransitioned, and why I’m talking about it now. Laura

Internalized Homophobia is More Powerful than You Know – Interview with Thomasin a Detrans Woman

DETRANSITION Q&A (#1) Helena, Jesse, Dagny and Chiara of the Pique Resilience Project,

Detransition & Self Acceptance: Interview with Chiara

Roshaante Anderson – not detransitioning but regrets on transitioning after 9 years on T.

Elle Palmer


Brightand Yellowsun1

Cari Stella


Pup Party



Why detransitioning after 25 years was the most healing thing I have ever done Sam Kay 19.06.24

Shape Shifter


Calvin Fox

Martin Rei

Belle Wood

Transgender boy transitioning to life as girl changes his mind


Walt Heyer speaking on a Heritage Foundation platform

Want My Sex Back: Transgender people who regretted changing sex (RT Documentary) with Billy Burleigh, Walt Heyer and Rene Jax.




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