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Table 3 Transition reasons

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
Reasons for transition*
I wanted others to perceive me as the target gender 53 (76.8%) 24 (77.4%)
I thought transitioning was my only option to feel better 50 (72.5%) 21 (67.7%)
My body felt wrong to me the way it was 50 (72.5%) 21 (67.7%)
I didn’t want to be associated with my natal sex/natal gender 51 (73.9%) 19 (61.3%)
It made me uncomfortable to be perceived romantically/sexually as a member of my natal sex/natal gender 49 (71.0%) 18 (58.1%)
I thought transitioning would eliminate my gender dysphoria 43 (62.3%) 22 (71.0%)
I felt I would become my true self 42 (60.9%) 22 (71.0%)
I identified with the target gender 40 (58.0%) 24 (77.4%)
I thought transitioning would lessen my gender dysphoria 45 (65.2%) 18 (58.1%)
I felt I would fit in better with the target gender 36 (56.5%) 20 (64.5%)
I felt I would be more socially acceptable as a member of the target gender 38 (55.1%) 11 (35.5%)
I felt I would be treated better if I was perceived as the target gender 35 (50.7%) 14 (45.2%)
I saw myself as a member of the target gender 31 (44.9%) 18 (58.1%)
I thought transitioning would reduce gender-related harassment or trauma I was experiencing 35 (50.7%) 5 (16.1%)
I had erotic reasons for wanting to transition 9 (13.0) 12 (38.7%)
Other 9 (13.0%) 3 (9.7%)
  1. *May select more than one answer