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Table 1 Demographic and baseline characteristics

From: Individuals Treated for Gender Dysphoria with Medical and/or Surgical Transition Who Subsequently Detransitioned: A Survey of 100 Detransitioners

  Natal female N (%)
N = 69
Natal male N (%)
N = 31
Race/ethnicity*
White 62 (89.9%) 28 (90.3%)
Multiracial 6 (8.7%) 3 (9.7%)
Other 4 (5.8%) 0 (0%)
Asian 1 (1.4%) 1 (3.2%)
Hispanic 1 (1.4%) 1 (3.2%)
Black 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Country of residence
USA 46 (66.7%) 20 (64.5%)
UK 8 (11.6%) 1 (3.2%)
Canada 5 (7.2%) 4 (12.9%)
Australia 2 (2.9%) 2 (6.5%)
Other 8 (11.6%) 4 (12.9%)
Education
Bachelor’s or graduate degree 29 (42.0%) 18 (58.1%)
Associates degree 3 (4.3%) 1 (3.2%)
Some college but no degree 28 (40.6%) 9 (29.0%)
High school graduate or GED 8 (11.6%) 2 (6.5%)
 < High school 1 (1.4%) 0 (0%)
Other 0 (0%) 1 (3.2%)
Socioeconomic status compared to others in country of residence
Above average (somewhat or very much) 19 (27.5%) 12 (38.7%)
About average 20 (29.0%) 7 (22.6%)
Below average (somewhat or very much) 27 (39.1%) 12 (38.7%)
Prefer not to say 3 (4.3%) 0 (0%)
Categorized sexual orientation (by natal sex) prior to transitiona
Homosexual 18 (26.1%) 2 (6.5%)
Heterosexual 6 (8.7%) 12 (38.7%)
Bisexual 15 (21.7%) 8 (25.8%)
Pansexual 4 (5.8%) 1 (3.2%)
Multiple 20 (29.0%) 5 (16.1%)
Asexual 6 (8.7%) 3 (9.7%)
Religious affiliation
No religious affiliation 41 (59.4%) 22 (73.3%)
Liberal Christian 5 (7.2%) 3 (10.0%)
Liberal Jewish 5 (7.2%) 0 (0%)
Conservative Christian 1 (1.4%) 2 (6.7%)
Liberal Muslim 1 (1.4%) 0 (0%)
Conservative Jewish 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Conservative Muslim 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Other 16 (23.2%) 3 (10.0%)
Legal marriage for gay and lesbian couples
Favor 65 (97.0%) 26 (83.9%)
Oppose 1 (1.5%) 5 (16.1%)
Don’t know 1 (1.5%) 0 (0%)
Source where participant first heard about study
Detransition blogs 26 (37.7%) 15 (48.4%)
Other social media 37 (53.6%) 11 (35.5%)
A person they know 3 (4.3%) 3 (9.7%)
Other 3 (4.3%) 2 (6.5%)
  1. *May select more than one answer
  2. aNatal females were more likely to express an exclusively homosexual sexual orientation prior to transition (χ2 = 5.15. The p-value is .023). Natal males were more likely to express an exclusively heterosexual sexual orientation prior to transition (χ2 = 13.05. The p value is < .001). Natal sex differences were not significant for individuals expressing pre-transition sexual orientations of bisexual, pansexual, multiple, and asexual. For bisexual sexual orientation, χ2 = 0.20. For pansexual sexual orientation, χ2 = 0.29. For multiple sexual orientations reported, χ2 = 1.88. For asexual sexual orientation, χ2 = 0.02