Report has it that hundreds of young transgender people are seeking help in order to return to their original gender.
A charity being set up for them revealed that many of transgender people are beginning to detransition. The number is also expected to increase.
A Sky News reorots states that the few who are yet to decide to detransition may later regret the decision.
According to 28-year-old Charlie Evans who identified as male for nearly 10 years be she detransitioned, the amount of people hoping to do the same is very shocking.
“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.
“They don’t know what their options are now.”
She added that she has been contacted by hundreds of people who want to detransition, 30 from Newcastle.
“I think some of the common characteristics are that they tend to be around their mid-20s, they’re mostly female and mostly same-sex attracted, and often autistic as well.”
This has made her launch a charity called The Detransition Advocacy Network.
A 21-year old lady who contacted Charlie spoke to Sky News revealed she first began identifying as male at 13. She said she grew facial hairs and developed deep voice after taking testosterone.
However, in May she decided to detransition because of doubts she harboured about her transitioning.
“I didn’t think any change was going to be enough in the end and I thought it was better to work on changing how I felt about myself, than changing my body,” says Ruby.
“I’ve seen similarities in the way I experience gender dysphoria, in the way I experience other body image issues.”
She added: “When I was at my gender clinic to get referred for hormones, we had a session where I went over my mental health issues and I told them about my eating disorder and they didn’t suggest that that could maybe connected with my gender dysphoria,” .
“For everyone who has gender dysphoria, whether they are trans or not, 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’. I don’t think that’s helpful for anyone.”