Originally published on Reclaiming Trans

Several months ago, I decided to write out the negative effects of my detransition and came up with the following list. I divided the list up between what I experienced while detransitioning and when I came out as trans again, after deciding that detransition hadn’t worked for me.

During Detransion:

– Depression

– Shame

– Self-hatred

– Suicidal thoughts, impulses, feelings

– Increase in dysphoria

– Internalizing toxic belief system

– Self-destructive coping mechanisms, addiction, impulses to self-harm, etc

– increased dissociation/fragmentation from rejecting trans parts

– gender dysphoria/gender identity manifesting as imagined characters, daydreams…

Ky Schevers

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