think all of these numbers are wild shots in the dark, but regardless it’s rational to expect the population of detransitioners will …r confirmation surgeries, so we can’t assume 1.5 million people are pursuing medical interventions. Let’s say only a third of the people identifying as trans will pursue a medical intervention, and let’s say that 2.2% regret stat from Sweden would still apply in the current American context: the math says 11,000 people will experience regret. I think all of these numbers are wild shots in the dark, but regardless it’s rational to expect the population of detransitioners will at least match the rate of growth of the trans population.
…king to and about because we are a part of the landscape of people who experience gender dysphoria. Ms Chu states our numbers are statistically small, but in reality we don’t know how many people medically transition in America each year, much less how many people detransition. The one study that tracked regret found that out of 681 Swedes that legally changed their names and genders from 1960 to 2010, 15 of those Swedes applied to have their gender on their government documents changed back. That doesn’t tell us much about what’s happening in America these days, especially since my understanding is there were no informed consent clinics in Sweden during that time. If I was a Swede in Sweden from 1960 to 2010 I would actually not be counted as a “regretter” because I never changed my documents. I know right around two hundred detransitioners but I only know one who changed her gender legally and then changed it back. In large part detransitioners opt out of name and gender changes because the process is tedious and expensive.