Hundreds of young transgender people are seeking help to return to their original sex.
Charlie Evans, 28, was born female but identified as male for nearly 10 years before detransitioning.
She went public with her story last year and since then has been stunned by the number of people she discovered in a similar position.
Charlie says she has been contacted by “hundreds” of people seeking to do the same thing.
“I think some of the common characteristics are that they tend to be around their mid-20s, they’re mostly female and mostly same-sex attracted, and often autistic as well.”
“I’m in communication with 19 and 20-year-olds who have had full gender reassignment surgery who wish they hadn’t, and their dysphoria hasn’t been relieved, they don’t feel better for it,” she says.
Charlie is now launching a charity called The Detransition Advocacy Network, with their first meeting set to be held in Manchester at the end of the month.
Meanwhile, in Ireland, the HSE’s new gender identity panel has been called a ‘farce’ by an expert on hormone management.
Professor Donal O’Shea, Endocrinologist at Loughlinstown Hospital, told Newstalk Breakfast that the HSE panel does not include any clinicians with experience of treating people with gender dysphoria.
Instead, Minister Simon Harris included an advocate of a ‘sex change on request’ model of treatment that Prof O’Shea said would be dangerous to up to half of patients.