Debate: The pressing need for research and services for gender desisters/detransitioners.

  title={Debate: The pressing need for research and services for gender desisters/detransitioners.},
  author={Catherine Butler and Annabelle Hutchinson},
  journal={Child and adolescent mental health},
  volume={25 1},
The number of people presenting at gender clinics is increasing worldwide. Many people undergo a gender transition with subsequent improved psychological well-being (Paediatrics, 2014, 134, 696). However, some people choose to stop this journey, 'desisters', or to reverse their transition, 'detransitioners'. It has been suggested that some professionals and activists are reluctant to acknowledge the existence of desisters and detransitioners, possibly fearing that they may delegitimize… 
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