International research study call for participants: Reversal of gender reassignment surgery

We’ve been contacted by a researcher in the United Kingdom who is launching a study of people who’ve chosen to reverse any kind of sex reassignment surgery. Please disseminate this announcement widely.

Also, a reminder that another study is still recruiting, this one for parents of young people who experienced rapid-onset gender dysphoria. See this post for more information.



I work in the gender field in the UK, and am based at a UK university and am carrying out research into the experiences of people who have undergone reverse gender reassignment surgery, and reversed a double mastectomy (chest surgery). There is no research into this, and very little into people who reverse gender transition, although there is evidence on the internet of people detransitioning. I would like to give a voice to people who have gone through this. I would like to talk to those who, having as part of gender reassignment first underwent Gender Reassignment Surgery (also known as Sex Reassignment Surgery), and have then decided to have this surgery reversed, and have undergone an operation or operations to do so. This could be genital surgery, but also double mastectomy (chest surgery).

You should be a minimum of eighteen months post operative, and can be anywhere in the world. All replies will be treated as confidential. Many thanks.

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5 thoughts on “International research study call for participants: Reversal of gender reassignment surgery

  1. I’m glad to see that scientists are doing this very necessary research. When I began to educate myself on trans issues, I looked around for scientific studies, but they are so few and far between.


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  3. The problem is, you’re looking for a needle in a haystack, that’s in a bigger haystack. People who transition or detransition, just want to disappear into society for the most part. People that have transitioned and go to the media about it, generally they’re angry or upset, so you’re not going to get a balanced opinion, but an agenda, that’s why it’s so important that you are 100% certain you’re doing the right thing, if you are going to transition and have surgery, aa there’s no going back from certain points.


    • Most PEOPLE just want to live their lives and “disappear into society.” So in that sense, any study is skewed, because it necessarily includes people who don’t just want to “disappear” but who have some compelling reason why they want to participate in a research study.

      And there are plenty of people who THOUGHT they were “100% certain” they wanted to undergo medical transition, but later lived to regret it. Those people are generally dismissed as “weren’t really trans in the first place” by the trans activists, ignored (or vilified) by the media, and don’t have ready access to medical or psychological services to help them figure out how to cope/detransition. So it’s a good thing someone want to systematically study medical detransitioners, because I don’t think anyone has thus far.


      • Most of the effort has been concentrated on making sure the people who say they want to transition are sure about it.

        I think those that regret things after surgery, expect too much after surgery. It’s like the kid at xmas who gets exactly what they ask for, they play with it for a day (no pun intended), and then lose interest.

        A sensible approach needs to be taken though regardless.


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