How to Talk About ‘Detransitioning' in a Way That Doesn't Harm Trans People

Despite the wide attention it has received, "detransitioning" is rare - and it's a nonspecific term that's easily politicized. Transgender people face stigma and pushback as they try to affirm their gender, including laws that restrict access to gender-affirming care. Claims that someone would "regret" their transition help bolster support for those laws.