Woman Who Transitioned To Male is Now De-Transitioning to Female


A woman who transitioned to male is now de-transitioning to female.

After spending six years medically transitioning to male, Alia Ismail is now de-transitioning to female.

Ismail came out as trans at the age of 18, swapping female for male pronouns and sporting more masculine clothing.

In the following years Alia changed their name to Issa and at age 20, started medically transitioning, taking male hormones and having a double mastectomy.

Ismail said:

“Socially at 18 years old I came out, used male pronouns and dressed masculine.

“By 20 years old, I underwent a medical transition where I started hormones and changed my name legally in August 2015, and then had a double mastectomy in 2016.”

“When I first came out as gay, it was quite easy with my family. As far as transitioning, my grandparents were very accepting but lacked understanding, and my mother came to understand my feelings better as my transition continued.”

Now, aged 27, Ismail came to the conclusion that this new identity didn’t fully represent who she was and has decided to de-transition to female, now using they/she pronouns.

She said:

“I do not regret my decision to have surgery or taking hormones. That was a key time in my life of self discovery into the person I am today.

“My family were neutral in their feelings. They knew that I was strong enough to put myself through this unknown journey again and were proud of me for being true to myself.”

“I have stopped taking hormones and I have received laser hair removal. I don’t have a plan to do anything else, but I do understand that things could change in the future.”

“My testosterone dropped tremendously, but my oestrogen level has stayed the same. I have only been off hormones for a year and I was on testosterone for almost seven. My body just needs time to adjust and we will decide in time if I need to take anything to boost my oestrogen.”

We wish her all the best on her journey!


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