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Table 7 Self-appraisal of past transgender identification

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
Self-appraisal about identifying as transgender in the past*
I thought gender dysphoria was the best explanation for what I was feeling 39 (56.5%) 18 (58.1%)
My gender dysphoria was similar to the gender dysphoria of those who remain transitioned 32 (46.4%) 10 (32.3%)
What I thought were feelings of being transgender actually were the result of trauma 31 (44.9%) 5 (16.1%)
What I thought were feelings of being transgender actually were the result of a mental health condition 28 (40.6%) 8 (25.8%)
Someone else told me that the feelings I was having meant that I was transgender and I believed them 25 (36.2%) 10 (32.3%)
I still identify as transgender 20 (29.0%) 10 (32.3%)
I believed I was transgender then, but I was mistaken 16 (23.2%) 6 (19.4%)
I was transgender then but I am not transgender now 15 (21.7%) 7 (22.6%)
I formerly identified as transgender and now identify as genderqueer/nonbinary 12 (17.4%) 5 (16.1)
My gender dysphoria was different from the gender dysphoria of those who remain transitioned 11 (15.9%) 4 (12.9%)
I was never transgender 8 (11.6%) 3 (9.7%)
I thought I had gender dysphoria but I was mistaken 4 (5.8%) 4 (12.9%)
I never had gender dysphoria 1 (1.4) 2 (6.5%)
N/A as I did not identify as transgender in the past 0 (0%) 1 (3.2%)
Other 18 (26.1%) 5 (16.1%)
  1. *May select more than one answer