Google-owned video giant YouTube recently deleted a clip highlighting Fox News primetime host Tucker Carlson’s interview with a “detransitioner” who is speaking out against the harm transgender ideology poses to young people.
Helena Kerschner explains that “when I was fifteen, I was introduced to gender ideology on Tumblr and began to call myself nonbinary. Over the next few years, I would continue to go deeper and deeper down the trans identity rabbit hole, and by the time I was eighteen, I saw myself as a ‘trans man’, otherwise known as ‘FtM’. Shortly after my eighteenth birthday, I made an appointment at a Planned Parenthood to begin a testosterone regimen. At my first appointment, I was prescribed testosterone, and I would remain on this regimen for a year and a half. It had an extremely negative effect on my mental health, and I finally admitted what a disaster it had been when I was 19, sometime around February or March 2018.”
“When the disillusionment fully set in, I stopped the testosterone treatment and began the process of getting my life back on track,” she says. “It has not been easy, and the whole experience seriously derailed my life in ways I could never have foreseen when I was that fifteen-year-old kid playing with pronouns on Tumblr.”
“It’s completely normal for not only young girls, but often young boys to feel uncomfortable with themselves, uncomfortable with their body,” she tells Carlson in an upcoming interview for the Fox Nation subscription service. “But we have this ideology that is especially prevalent online that says that if you have those feelings, that means you’re trans. I mean, there are literally people who say, if you don’t even like your voice on a recording, that’s a sign of gender dysphoria, and you need to go see a medical professional because you’re trans.”
“I feel honestly grateful for the experience, because it’s taught me a lot about the world and about myself, but I really feel afraid for these other young girls like myself who they might not be, you know, I consider myself lucky that I was able to get out of it unscarred really medically, but there’s so many young people who can’t say the same,” she added. “And psychologically as well. I mean, it’s just devastating to, especially from a young age, be lied to, by adults at school, and by medical professionals and told that your body is wrong, you need to change it, you need to get hormones, you need to get surgeries. That’s devastating for a young person.”