Female Detransitioner Says People Struggling With Gender Dysphoria Should be Treated ‘the Same Way as Those Who Struggle With Mental Health Issues’

Helena Kerschner appears next to Preston Sprinkle, the president of the Center for Faith, Sexuality and Gender, at the Q 2021 Culture Summit on April 23, 2021. | Q Conference/Screenshot

A former trans-identified woman who has de-transitioned is stressing the importance of treating those struggling with gender dysphoria “the same way we would treat any other young person who’s struggling with mental health issues” instead of allowing them to alter their bodies permanently.

Helena Kerschner, a 22-year-old de-transitioned woman who once identified as a transgender man, shared her story last Friday at the Q 2021 Culture Summit with the Center for Faith, Sexuality, and Gender President Preston Sprinkle.

As a child, Kerschner said there was “no indication” she would struggle with gender dysphoria. And then, at the age of 15, she became “really embroiled in this community online where everything was about social justice [and] … gender all the time.”

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leah MarieAnn Klett