The NYT Suggests Tons of Teens Will Regret Transitioning Genders. Here's What the Data Says

By Mike Fishmore | April 23, 2024

Significant number

A recent article in the New York Times discussed the current controversy surrounding transgender youth. 

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The piece may lead readers to believe that a significant number of children are undergoing gender dysphoria surgeries and that a considerable portion of them later regret their transitions. “I realized that I had lived a lie for over five years,” said a teenager who had reverted back from their transition. 

Rate of regret

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However, according to an epidemiologist named Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz, who is quoted in Slate, the "rate of regret" may actually be lower than the NY Times article suggests.