Myths about Trans

Over the last few years a number of serious, damaging, pernicious myths have grown up and been spread about trans people, our impact on communities and what it means to be trans.
Throughout this site, those myths are highlighted and tackled as appropriate. This page is intended to act as an index to basic factsheets that tackle some of the most persistent of those myths.

Myth: Desistance: 80% of trans kids do not transition

Myth: Psychotherapy can help Trans people learn to live with their assigned gender

Myth: Rapid-Onset Gender Dysphoria (ROGD): Trans kids are “just a fad”

Myth: Surgery: medics are performing surgery on healthy children

Myth: Transition does not improve life for people with gender dysphoria

Myth: Women can be forced to undergo intimate medical treatment by trans women