Detransition-Related Needs and Support: A Cross-Sectional Online Survey

  title={Detransition-Related Needs and Support: A Cross-Sectional Online Survey},
  author={Elie Vandenbussche},
  journal={Journal of Homosexuality},
  pages={1602 - 1620}
ABSTRACT The aim of this study is to analyze the specific needs of detransitioners from online detrans communities and discover to what extent they are being met. For this purpose, a cross-sectional online survey was conducted and gathered a sample of 237 male and female detransitioners. The results showed important psychological needs in relation to gender dysphoria, comorbid conditions, feelings of regret and internalized homophobic and sexist prejudices. It was also found that many… 

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