Responding to common comments:

“You were an adult!”

I've never hidden that I was 24 when I transitioned because I don't feel the need to. Improper care is improper care, regardless of patient age.

One must wonder: if adults can make that mistake, what chance do kids have?

“You wanted to transition – take responsibility!”

I wanted to transition because I was led to believe that would help me. Now I know that's not always the case, I raise awareness to the fact many detransitioners report having realized their GD was related to other issues. 2/
“There's no way you were evaluated, diagnosed and given HRT within less than a year!”

Well, I was. My first appointment was in early 2015 and I was injecting testosterone the summer of 2015. That may not have been your experience but it was, unfortunately, mine. 3/
“Trans people wait years to be seen, you want to make it harder for them!”

I've no idea why this is thrown at me so often. I've spoken out several times against the long waiting times. I waited a year – with no therapy during that time. I don't want that for anyone else. 4/
“You want to remove care for trans people!”

Quite the contrary – I want to improve, not remove, care for those with dysphoria. All I've said is that exploratory talk therapy prior to medicalisation must take place in order to make sure there's no other underlying causes. 5/
“Just because you regret it you're assuming everyone will!”

I've never said every trans person will regret transition because I don't believe it. My fear is the growing number desiring to transition have different reasons. There's been a 4000% rise in kids wanting transition. 6/
“You're a transphobe!”

I have gender dysphoria and underwent medical transition. All I want is safe, evidence based care and appropriate treatment and support for those like me.

If you're opposed to that, you don't give a damn about the well-being of those who transition. 7/7

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22 Sep

I sent this letter to Dr Jack Turbans training director on August 10th 2021, hoping to keep this offline.

I publish it now because I have received no reply. It is long, but important.

Here it is in full:

I am writing to you on behalf of a group of detransitioned women regarding your fellow Dr Jack Turban. We are deeply concerned with Dr Turban's disparagement of psychiatric intervention and exploratory psychotherapy, his singular endorsement of affirmative therapies for people 2/
with gender dysphoria, and his dismissive and derogatory treatment of those of us who detransitioned due to transition regret.

We are but a few of many that have been the victims of this type of cavalier attitude. We all suffered from gender dysphoria at one point 3/
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13 Sep
I caught up with an old friend who happens to be a gay trans man. I asked how dating's been since he started using dating apps. He said “great,” so I asked him how gay men react when he tells them he's trans. He said “I don't message gay guys, just bi guys.” 1/
I think this attitude is why most of the trans people I know are happy. They accept that being trans may sometimes limit what spaces they have access to and they know that not everyone will consider them an option for dating/sex.

They accept reality. 2/
I see a lot of trans people online getting really upset or angry when they're told they're unwelcome in a single-sex space or when they're rejected romantically/sexually, and I actually feel quite bad for them. 3/
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6 Sep
The 2 year anniversary of my detransition is coming up, so thought I'd share some observations.

On T, it took about 5 months for my body hair to thicken and about 9 for my beard to start coming in. Off T it took a year before body/facial hair became lighter/slower to come in. 1/
On T, it took about a year for my hairline to recede and for the hair loss on my scalp to begin. Off T, it took about 18 months for my hairline to come in a little more, but the scalp hair loss has never reversed (though growing your hair out hides it a little more). 2/
On T, it took about 3 months for noticeable fat redistribution, and about 8 months for noticeable muscle gain. Off T, the fat redistribution and muscle loss took about 4-5 months. 3/
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4 Sep
I see views on here I don't agree with, or even downright dislike, from people I follow. Despite that, I believe those of us who wish to save single-sex spaces, respect same-sex attraction, acknowledge biological reality and demand better care for dysphoria need each other. 1/
We're seeing male sex offenders flashing women and girls' and being *defended* because they claim to be trans. Gay men chased out of pride for being the "wrong kind" of gay (the same-sex attracted kind). Trans and detrans people being bullied for being heretics and apostates. 2/
We're seeing kids (many who are simply gender non-conforming or gay) being indoctrinated into gender ideology, transitioning while too young to fully understand what's happening.

Is falling out over a Twitter spat more important than standing together against this madness? 3/
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29 Aug
Seeing the LGB Alliance slandered as a “hate group” is particularly baffling to me because they supported me when nobody else would.

When I first started talking about my detransition, I was met with a deluge of insults and threats. I was piled on and told to disappear.

When I spoke of how my same-sex attraction contributed to my transition, I was called a liar.

The LGB Alliance invited me to their event in Glasgow and embraced me, telling me I had nothing to be ashamed of.

That I didn't deserve to be insulted, threatened or silenced.

The LGBA knew that inviting a detransitioner to their event would be used against them as “proof” they're “transphobic” - despite the fact that while I was at their event, I met and befriended some wonderful and equally supportive trans women.

I felt so safe at their event.

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27 Aug
Been thinking about some stuff I saw in 2012-2014 when frequenting trans blogs/boards.

Trans women buying/wearing sanitary pads, or tampons in their purse “for show.” Trans men wearing packers, or buying condoms even though they didn't sleep with men. All sorts “for show.”

As tempting as it may be to eye-roll at this, we really need to reflect on it: There are people so distressed by their sex that they'll waste money on things they don't need just to feel, for a second, that they're the opposite sex – even if it's for a complete stranger.

The high you get from passing when you're early in transition is something else, so I understand why some trans folks do things like buy tampons/condoms they don't need.

But here's the thing – buying and wearing a sanitary pad or tampon is not something any woman enjoys.

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