Hundreds of young adults who were assigned a new gender while teenagers, are seeking to get a medical reversal back to their birth sex.
According to a report from Sky News, a new charity is being set up to help people make the change back after undergoing gruelling gender conversion therapy.
Charlie Evans, founder of the charity called the Detransition Advocacy Network, said she had been born female, but underwent gender conversion therapy ten years ago to live as a man.
However, she was increasingly uncomfortable in her male gender and realised she had been encouraged to become something that she is not.
After going public with her story, she said she had been contacted by hundreds of young people, many of whom are autistic, to say they had also been pushed towards gender reassignment but now feel lost in their new, transitioned bodies.
Evans told Sky News, ‘I’m in communication with 19 and 20-year-olds who have had full gender reassignment surgery who wish they hadn’t, their dysphoria hasn’t been relieved, and they don’t feel better for it. They don’t know what their options are now’.
She said she hopes her new charity will help them revert to their original, biological sex and provide the mental and emotional support needed.