I’ve been reading up about people who got medical surgeries to alter the way their bodies look to live as the opposite sex, who then later on, decided to stop taking the hormones and live as their original biological sex once again. These transsexuals, for various reasons, expressed regret about their former decisions, and made another radical life decision to “detransition” and go back to living as themselves, as their true sex.
I thought about linking to several blogs about specific people who are detransitioning, but I decided not to for various reasons. You can find them easily enough yourself by going to google and searching for “detransitioning.” Each story is as unique as each person, which makes it a bit hard to generalize, but still I’d like to offer a couple thoughts on this.
I think the number of people doing this (though their reasons and beliefs differ), should give transgendered people pause and caution before they jump into living a life contrary to their biological sex. Actually, I would never advise anyone to make such a transition. But even if someone disagreed with most of my philosophical views and theological views, and my views on sex/gender, I think one could still reconsider their intent to pursue transitioning, just by reading some of these stories of similar people who regretted what they did.
On this phenomenon of regret here is a helpful article:
I am disturbed, but not surprised, by the article stating that those who destransition and speak out are attacked by transgender activists. The article is powerful and in the quotations it brings up many arguments I’ve also made on this website against transgender ideology. You cannot make a man into a woman. You can only surgically alter his body. The proper response is not cutting someone’s body, but giving them counseling, a listening ear, and encouragement to be secure in who they really are as God made them to be, body and soul. It’s interesting that in our culture we talk a lot about accepting ourselves for who we are, and not trying to be someone else. Yet when it comes to those with transgender feelings, we tell them to accept their personality and character traits, but not to accept their body. Why can’t we help them to accept ALL of themselves? To tell someone – you are a man, but you can still enjoy cooking, children, being gentle, you can still love beauty, you can still be sensitive. Do those attributes make that person not a man? Of course not.
Also on this phenomenon of detransitioning, here is a website dedicated to sharing stories of transsexuals who have experienced regret:
Sex Change Regret. This site has a lot of helpful articles and information.
If you look on youtube, you can also watch a lot of videos of detransitioners who share their stories. Many in the LGBT community try to silence these voices, so please give them a watch, a listen.