This page is in the process of being updated.
In the meantime, we recommend checking out Crash’s blog, detransinfo, Post Trans & detrans subreddits. Carey Callahan, a therapist and advocate for taking it easy, has written a series of useful articles available here. The Game Plan for when Transition Hasn’t Worked Out & Advice for Gender Dysphoric Teens are both great starting points. The Detrans Advocacy Group links to useful resources for detransitioners globally.
Post Trans have produced an excellent booklet on detransition. You can see the creators talk about it here:
A group of detransitioners issued a statement in response to detrans experiences being co-opted by the far right available here, we think they are right on.
Please feel free to send us a message if you are detransitioning or seriously considering it and we can put you in touch with detransitioned & reidentified lesbians in NZ. There are not currently any detransition support groups or services in New Zealand that we know of, but there is a group in Sydney who may be worth reaching out to.
What we know about the medical detrans process in NZ so far:
It is likely endocrinologists will insist on a letter from 2 different psychologists or psychiatrists if you wish to stop testosterone and start oestrogen in NZ, especially if you have already had a hysterectomy & oophorectomy. In this circumstance, the professionals job is to assess that you are making the decision in sound mind – not to judge your decision as right or wrong.
Whanau ora services have the best reputation, so reach out to them if that is possible for you.
Naming NZ will not fund correcting legal documents for detransitioners.
If you run into a health professional particularly resistant to detransition, please consider passing their name onto us to ensure we don’t recommend that professional to any detransitioners who get in touch in future. We would also appreciate positive recommendations. We won’t publish any of these names or services publicly.