Detrans Support

We aim to provide up-to-date, data-driven information about detransition / retransition.

Purpose of Our Resource

Welcome to Detrans Support! This resource aims to provide up-to-date, data-driven information about detransition/retransition. This information was designed to educate the general public, support people who are detransitioning, and to provide a resource for care providers, family, and loved ones of those who are detransitioning. Information provided on this website was developed through on-going consultation with detrans, transgender, and nonbinary people, their care providers, and by compiling the results from two research studies—The Detrans Discourses study and The Re/DeTrans Canada study. Both of these studies were funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and were designed to qualitatively explore experiences of detransition/retransition.

We recognize that these studies were exploratory and have limitations. For example, the recruitment was community and social-media based, which may not be representative of the full population. Therefore the results may not reflect the experiences and perspectives of all transgender, gender-diverse, and detransitioned people. In the development of this resource, we have aimed to be sensitive and inclusive of a diverse range of experiences, and consulted with many different stakeholders. However the website mirrors the evolving nature of knowledge about detransition, and it may not capture every individual experience or perspective. It will be updated as we conduct more research and continue to learn.

To learn more about our team, check out the about page.

What is Detransition?

In the last few years, we have heard more and more about “detransitions”, “detransitioners” or “desisters”. But what do these words mean exactly? And what are we talking about when we talk about detransition?

Detrans Support was produced by project team members Kinnon R. MacKinnon, Annie Pullen Sansfaçon, Hannah Kia, June H.S. Lam, Lori E. Ross, Mélanie Millette, Florence A. Paré, Wren A. Gould, Olivier Turbide, Morgane Gelly is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0