Why detransition became an untouchable subject in gender care: special report

Robin Respaut Chad Terhune Michelle Conlin
Dr Kinnon MacKinnon. Photo: York University

The public debate on the rights and wrongs of gender-affirming care is often reduced to the small number of patients who decide to detransition.

The experiences of Keira Bell — the former patient at the Tavistock Gender Clinic in the UK who detransitioned after undergoing a double mastectomyhave loomed large in the media.