Transgender Specialists Admit Regret Many Children Feel After Transitioning

Dutch researchers have discovered that many children who undergo “gender-affirming” transitions ultimately regret their decisions. That’s the word from a doctor with the World Professional Association for Transgender Health as exposed by Project Veritas.

Not only is this trend found by researchers, but Dr. Daniel Metzger told a conference that his own patients often express the same feelings when they reach their twenties.

Metzger said the regret expressed by patients “always bothered me,” but we want “kids to be happier in the moment.”

He acknowledged that most kids, when having discussions about transgenderism, are not prepared to talk about it in a serious way. Yet the procedures continue.

The doctor said that talking to 14-year-olds about not being able to have children in the future is unproductive because at that point they don’t care about this consequence. At that stage they just say they will adopt and move on.

Dr. Metzger likened it to talking to children about diabetes, which is also difficult because kids believe they will live forever.

He added that it was no surprise that the attendees at the Pediatric Endocrinology Society meeting heard data about young adults who regretted the procedures they’d undergone as children.

Project Veritas also reports that within the past week, multiple U.S. health organizations asked for an investigation of social media accounts that call into question the highly-profitable practice of gender-affirming surgery.

However, there is growing concern among medical professionals as to whether this radical gender-affirming care is appropriate for those under 18. Many countries are reversing course for this vulnerable age group and instead emphasizing psychotherapy initially.

A parent-based international group, Genspect, is working to slow the mad rush for medical transitions for adolescents and children. Genspect advisor Stella O’Malley reports that, while “a minority within a minority,” it is obvious that those looking to “detrans” are a big part of the issue.

The medical community at large, however, works to dismiss and undermine those who highlight the growing phenomenon of those who regret these procedures. It is much easier to label and disparage than to give serious consideration to an opposing point of view, even with medical issues.