Meet the detransitioners: ‘damaged goods’ on the ‘trans ...

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Meet the detransitioners: ‘damaged goods’ on the ‘trans production line’

They are the girls who came out as trans men in their teens and are now desperate to be girls again

Joani Walsh

“How could I remove my healthy breasts when I’d seen my mother lose one of hers to cancer?” asks Charlie Evans.

Until recently, the science writer from Kent identified as transgender, convinced, along with increasing numbers of young women, that she had been born in the wrong body. After undergoing a “social transition”, for which she changed her name from Charlotte, as well as her pronouns, her passport and driving licence, she refused to go through with the gender reassignment operation that would give her the sexual characteristics she thought she wanted.

Earlier in 2019, at 28, she faced coming out for a third time in her life: having announced in her youth that she was a lesbian, then trans – now, finally, she is a “detransitioner”...

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