Transgenders – by the "hundreds" – are fed up with their lifestyle choice and are wanting to return to living as their birth gender, prompting the creation of an advocacy network to help them, according to a new report from the Christian Institute.
It is Charlie Evans, who was born female but lived as a man for nearly a decade, who just last year accepted her true sex, and went public.
So many people similarly situated contacted her, by the "hundreds," she launched the Detransition Advocacy Network, which is providing help to those who want to live as their birth sex.
According to an institute report, Evans said: "I'm in communication with 19- and 20-year-olds who have had full gender reassignment surgery who wish they hadn't, and their dysphoria hasn't been relieved, they don’t feel better for it."
Sky News reported it had discussed the program with "Ruby," and explained she started identifying as a boy at 13.
"She says at the time she had an eating disorder, which she feels was closely linked with her desire to change sex, but that this was not explored by her doctors," the report said.
"When I was at my gender clinic to get referred for hormones, we had a session where I went over my mental health issues and I told them about my eating disorder and they didn’t suggest that that could maybe be connected with my gender dysphoria," she said.
She said surgery was under consideration for her when she went through another thought process.
"I didn’t think any change was going to be enough in the end and I thought it was better to work on changing how I felt about myself, than changing my body," Ruby told Sky News.
She said the quick-fix being offered to troubled youth these days isn't right.
"For everyone who has gender dysphoria, whether they are trans or not, I want there to be more options for us because I think there is a system of saying, 'Okay here’s your hormones, here’s your surgery, off you go.' I don’t think that’s helpful for anyone," she said.
The report said there currently is no data to show those who want to flee the transgender lifestyle choice.
"The Tavistock and Portman National Health Service Trust offers gender identity services for children under 18, with some patients as young as three or four years old," Sky News reported. "They now have a record number of referrals and see 3,200 percent more patients than they did 10 years ago - with the increase for girls up by 5,337 percent.'
Heyer, as Morabito explains, changed sex surgically and lived as a woman for nearly a decade. He later obtained therapy that helped him recognize trauma during his childhood, which left behind a condition known as dissociative identity disorder.
Understanding that, the report explains, "His gender dysphoria simply vanished. His life as a 'woman' all amounted to an attempt to escape reality."
He regretted not only his surgically changed body, but "the estrangement from his wife and children."
His book, then, is not a personal story, but a compilation of stories from those trapped in "transmania," Morabito said.
"They specifically sought out Walt to get some much-needed support. They've shared their lonely, surreal experiences falling down the trans rabbit hole, hoping to escape as he did," she wrote.
Their stories cover childhood traumas that are ignored, therapists who are motivated by the politics of transgenderism, the hasty surgeries sometimes without any counseling at all, and other misdiagnoses.
"Walt wrote 'Trans Life Survivors,' he says, because he wants others 'to catch a glimpse of the raw emotions and experiences of people who are harmed by the grand – and dangerous – experiment of cross-sex hormones and surgical affirming procedures,'" the report said.
Heyer and eight others who have been through a detransitioning experience recently wrote in a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court the justices should leave "sex" alone.
When Congress wrote the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which forbids discrimination based on "sex," it was understood to mean male or female.
But three cases before the high court contend Congress also had in mind gender dysphoria and sexual identity.
In response, Heyer, Jamie Shupe, Linda Seiler, Hacsi Horvath, Clifton Francis Burleigh Jr., Laura Perry, Jeffrey Johnston, Jeffrey McCall and Kathy Grace Duncan have filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the justices to affirm that "sex" in the federal statute means male and female.
They relate their own life experiences in the brief.
"Heyer is a man who was diagnosed with gender dysphoria, took hormones and underwent surgery to adopt the physical appearance of the opposite sex, and lived for eight years appearing to be a woman. But those steps did not resolve his problems and he attempted suicide," the brief says. "He was diagnosed with dissociative disorder and was able to resolve his gender dysphoria through psychotherapy to effectively treat the dissociative disorder. His feelings of wanting to be the opposite sex went away, and he was able to return to living with a male appearance and be happy."
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