Upholding Justice For Detransitioners

What types of gender-affirming care can you detransition from?

On Behalf of | Feb 23, 2024 | Medical Malpractice And Detransitioning

Gender-affirming care is important for individuals exploring their gender identity. It encompasses various medical interventions and therapies tailored to affirm a person’s individuality.

However, some individuals may find themselves in a position where they wish to detransition from certain aspects of gender-affirming care. If you wish to detransition, particularly because of a medical error or negligence, you should know when this path is an option for you.

Detransitioning from hormone therapy

Hormone therapy is a common form of gender-affirming treatment. This process involves the administration of testosterone or estrogen. It is relatively simple to discontinue these treatments, leading to the reversal of some physical changes.  For example, individuals assigned female at birth who have undergone testosterone therapy may experience a reduction in facial hair growth and a return of menstrual cycles.

Detransitioning from surgical interventions

Surgical interventions, such as breast augmentation and genital reconstruction, are also reversible to varying degrees. Detransitioning may entail opting for reversal surgeries. There are also procedures that help you align your physical appearance with your assigned sex at birth.

Establishing liability for the need to detransition

Medical providers may face liability concerns when individuals express the need to detransition. Providers may be guilty of negligence if they fail to fully inform the patient about the risks of gender-affirming interventions. If a patient decides to detransition, medical providers must support them through the process. Healthcare professionals have an obligation to ensure access to appropriate healthcare services. Wrongful behavior in any of these areas may lead to the patient being eligible for financial compensation.

Statistics suggest that only 3% of transgender individuals experience dissatisfaction with gender-affirming care. These individuals deserve to know when detransitioning is an option. If you wish to undergo detransitioning due to a medical provider’s negligence, you may even be able to pursue compensation.