Gender-Affirming Care Warning: Former Transwoman Shares His Experience
A young man whose real name is withheld for privacy reasons is now speaking out about his experiences with gender-affirming care after transitioning from a transwoman to detransitioning to his biological gender.
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In an exclusive interview with Fox News Digital, the boy identified as Kobe shared his story of resilience and self-acceptance, hoping to warn others about the potential dangers of pursuing such medical interventions.
From a young age, Kobe had always felt “effeminate” and was drawn to traditionally feminine interests like pink and playing with Barbies, according to him. Looking back, he believes that if he hadn’t been exposed to gender ideology, he might have simply embraced his femininity as a boy without feeling the need to transition.
Kobe’s journey into transitioning began when he stumbled upon the idea of changing genders on YouTube. He saw it as an escape from what he perceived as societal pressure due to his attraction to people of the same gender.
At 11 years old, he bravely revealed his transgender identity to his parents, and by 13, he was persuaded by older trans individuals online to “play the suicide card” to access medical interventions.
“I started using, like, ‘the suicide tactics,’ because that’s what they are. That’s what they tell us all to do… I don’t want to use the word groom, but we are like taught. I guess the older transpeople teach us to say that stuff to get the health care and everything,” he said.
“And I mean, there were times when I thought I was genuinely suicidal over gender dysphoria, but it was I think it was all just stuff that was in my head. I don’t think I would have ever been suicidal about being biologically male if I had never been exposed to that stuff.”
Starting at 13, Kobe was put on puberty blockers, followed by estrogen at 16. Eventually, he underwent castration surgery at 19, getting his male genitals removed. However, the medical interventions took a toll on his physical and mental health.
According to him, puberty blockers left his growth “permanently stunted” and caused chronic spine pain, while estrogen led to a loss of sensual function, as warned by doctors.
“I lost a lot of sensation down there,” he complained, further revealing that he suffers excruciating joint pain.
Speaking about the brain fog, he said, “I was psychotic at some point. A lot of men that I know who went through this hormone replacement therapy, it’s the exact same thing for them. Estrogen just makes them snap.”
Moreover, the hormonal drugs induced an eating disorder, as Kobe struggled to maintain his weight due to changes in metabolism.
Despite being told that surgery and hormonal treatments would make him happier and mentally stable, Kobe realized that he was feeling worse and disconnected from himself even though he had his family support and they saw him as a girl.
He now warns others about the potential irreversible consequences of gender-affirming care as some issues may never fully go away.
Looking back on his experiences, Kobe reflects on how he “lived in denial” before detransitioning. “I just realized how insane it was. I mean, people were saying trans women get periods, [they] deserved to be in women’s sports, women’s locker rooms with their male genitalia just swinging out, that trans women deserve to be in women’s prison and stuff.”
“I just saw that the rights of trans people were overtaking the rights of women, actual women. And I just couldn’t justify any of that,” he added.