Written by Alyssa Sonnenburg
According to a Fox News article published on December 19, 2022, de-transitioning is growing in its frequency among young adults who received gender affirming therapy and transition medical treatment at a young age. Fox News medical contributor, Dr. Marc Siegel, gives the example of a woman named Luka “Bunny” Hein, who transitioned from female to male at only sixteen years old. Luke herself testified to the following: “It was presented both to me and my parents as, ‘This is your option to fix things or not. There’s not really any other choices. This is the track that you’re going to be on if you want to fix these things,’.” Dr. Siegel startling notes,
Luka “Bunny” Hein was only sixteen years old when she had a double mastectomy and was prescribed cross x hormones as part of her transition from female to male. Now, four years later, Hein is part of a growing number of young adults who are choosing to de-transition. She said she felt pressured by her doctors into medically transitioning in the first place.
Luka asserts that “dealing with some of the more underlying issues in depth would have definitely been a better place to start. Seeing that I was clearly a teenager that had mental health issues. I was on psychiatric drugs at the time for depression and anxiety…” Luka “Bunny” Hein is just one example among many who later regretting their transition. According to a May 2021 article from the Society for Evidence Based Gender Medicine,
The average age of transition was 18 for social transition (17 for females, 24 for males), and 20.7 for medical transition (20 for females, 26 for males). A quarter of the respondents began medical transition before 18. The average age of detransition was 23 (22 for females, 30 for males). On average, detransition occurred roughly 5 years after transition was initiated (with males taking somewhat longer to detransition).
The participants’ decision to detransition was most often tied to the realization that their gender dysphoria was related to other issues (70%), health concerns (62%), and the fact that transition did not alleviate their dysphoria (50%). Interestingly, over 4 in 10 (43%) participants endorsed a change in political views as a reason for detransition.
The article from SEGM goes on to note that “A great majority of participants [detransitioners] also expressed the need to hear about others’ detransition experiences (87%) and getting in contact with other detransitioners (76%).” De-transitioning young adults are growing in number, and these stories need to be heard. In the midst of the darkness of transgender ideology, there is hope for the youth of America. This growing surge of de-transitioners should give hope that many are seeing the evil of the transgender ideology that has permeated the Western mindset.
Although the mainstream media would like to keep this growing number of de-transitioning youths in the dark, truth and light always shines through. The Apostle John in John 1:5 says (ESV), “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” In a similar manner, the Apostle Paul, in Romans 12:21, instructs “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Christians have a responsibility to do just that– overcome evil with good and that includes sharing the light of truth in the midst of darkness. Satan is on a mission to kill and destroy (1 Pet 5:8) but “he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4). The light of the gospel has the power to overcome the evil that is in this world, so we must not be silent. Jesus, in John 10:10 says, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” The gospel brings light and life in Christ, and we must continually speak the truth in love in order to point others towards Christ and the abundant life that He offers.