On October 27, 2021, Bernard Lane of the Australian published an article, ‘I thought I was trans, but realised I’m lesbian,’ describing Dr. Lisa Littman’s latest study on detransitioners in the peer-reviewed journal Archives of Sexual Behavior. He notes that the satisfaction rates for medicalized gender change may be exaggerated because about 75% of regretful detransitioners never return to tell their gender clinics about their change of mind.
The Littman paper also notes that about a quarter of the detransitioners had difficulty accepting their same-sex attraction, while half admitted that they hoped presenting as male would prevent them from being harassed or would alleviate feelings of trauma.
A prominent Australian gender clinician said the only detransitioner he’d heard of was Keira Bell from the UK, so it is clear he has read neither Littman’s just-released study nor the detransitioner paper Elie Vandenbussche published in April 2021 in the Journal of Homosexuality. Both these papers highlight detransitioners reporting not being assessed by clinicians for comorbidities like anxiety and depression.