This Heartbreaking Story Is Being Repeated With More Frequency

But the further my transition went, the more I realized that I wasn’t a man, and never would be. We are told these days that when someone presents with gender dysphoria, this reflects a person’s “real” or “true” self, that the desire to change genders is set. But this was not the case for me. As I matured, I recognized that gender dysphoria was a symptom of my overall misery, not its cause.

Five years after beginning my medical transition to becoming male, I began the process of detransitioning. A lot of trans men talk about how you can’t cry with a high dose of testosterone in your body, and this affected me too: I couldn’t release my emotions. One of the first signs that I was becoming Keira again was that—thankfully, at last—I was able to cry. And I had a lot to cry about. Read more»

Keira Bell, “My Story” Persuasion (April 7, 2021)


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  1. Thank you for linking to this. It makes me want to weep, but it’s so important that we hear this voice. And I praise God that his “kindness is meant to lead you to repentance.” (Rom. 2:4). Might Keria Bell, having benefited from common grace, come to know him.

  2. Sadly, all of the studies I have seen have shown a similar trend. People who transition are no happier 5 years after than they were before hand. Clinically we have very little data for females transitioning to male. Before a decade ago, the bulk data showed that the typical individual involved in transitioning was a male in love with a female, and that female preferred the company of other females. Thus, they convince themselves that if only they were female, things would work out. I am speaking of all of this in purely clinical terms, as objective truth is no longer accepted or even the law with regards to the subject matter. In some districts, it is illegal/unethical to even suggest that the person may be suffering from dysphoria, instead counseling personnel are required to take the patients own diagnosis and act on it as though it were factual, and proceed without objection.

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