Monthly Archives: August 2013

Detransition

Mental health and medical providers have to learn about and talk about detransition.   We have to figure out what the medical needs and mental health needs are for folks who transition back. Many people simply leave health care, leave … Continue reading

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A study on bullying was just published GO and read this it’s what I was saying below.

“Being bullied is not a harmless rite of passage or an inevitable part of growing up but throws a long shadow over affected children’s lives. Victims, in particular chronic victims and bully-victims, are at increased risk for adverse health, financial, … Continue reading

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Both and

It is a fact that there are gender non-conforming children.  It’s not a pathology UNLESS it is a pathology.  Transsexualism is rare.  Gender non-conformity is actually pretty common and quite often, parents and society set out to crush gender non-conforming … Continue reading

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“Socialized Trans”

This is an important blog for therapists to read. Socialized Trans This was a brave post for many reasons. This issue is one of the reasons I began writing this blog on regret and detransition. I believe that there are … Continue reading

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The bind

Like most everything related to transgender people, we don’t have good data on regret.  Often the people who are talking about regret, have a specific agenda. Often too, the people who are NOT talking about it have a specific agenda … Continue reading

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Don Ennis

Just like there are cisgender people who have significant mental health issues, there will be transgender people who do as well.  We have no idea exactly what occurred.  In May of this year, Donald Ennis, a producer at ABC, came … Continue reading

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Musings: What is the therapist’s responsibility in an individuals regret over the decision to transition?

  Increasingly, the idea that no one size fits all is a critical reminder.  As therapists we are working with people, not labels or categories. What is the therapist’s responsibility in a person making a decision that they later regret? … Continue reading

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