Category Archives: transsexual

Take the time you deserve-ramblings

Here in California, the DMHC said insurance companies must provide transition related care. This is an important step. And with it, it brings challenges. Increasing numbers of people will surgically transition and with those increasing numbers will come increasing numbers … Continue reading

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A list of reasons for people who report regrets in studies and what therapists think

What research participants said: The person was not transsexual, they were misdiagnosed, the real issue was not addressed, the person felt they needed to accept their body, had to accept social role/expressions. They lost people in their lives, lost partners, … Continue reading

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People who have identity issues, think about identity issues.

People who have identity issues, think about identity issues. Questioning doesn’t mean a person made the wrong decision.  It doesn’t mean a person will make the right decision, either.   Wherever you are, you very likely will have days that … Continue reading

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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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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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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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