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The timeline of a blunder: How Irish politician Mick Barry got it so wrong

Click here to listen for yourself to the clip mentioned in this piece (between the 5- and 10-minute marks). One of the big challenges faced by those of us concerned about the medicalisation of young people’s gender identities is the ignorance of politicians. Sometimes, these public figures are simply well-meaning people who don’t know the …

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They know

When it comes to gender, some outlets – especially on the left – just don’t get it. ‘If only they knew what was going on’, so many parents lament. But the truth is very different: more often than not, it’s not a question of ignorance but of fear. In this long read piece, we delve …

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Analysis of Reddit detrans survey

The recent explosion in the numbers of children and young people referred to clinics for medical treatments related to gender dysphoria has outpaced the research on this new cohort of patients. Most concerning are the numbers of young people who are beginning to speak out about how they have discontinued medical and social measures and …

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Detransitioner resources

In conjunction with our international conference in honour of Detrans Awareness Day on March 12, 2022, Genspect has attempted to compile the most exhaustive list of resources for and about detransitioners. We plan to add more as we find it, so do check back here in the future. If you notice anything we’ve missed or …

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Genspect rebuttal

It’s now nine months since we gave birth to Genspect and it has been a very productive time. Among other things, we have created a series of Brief Guidance for a range of different groups such as parents, schools and professionals, we have created websites such as Stats for Gender and Genspect Unheard, and we …

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WORLD ROUNDUP: New developments about gender-questioning youth this week

While Texas tries to make gender-affirming care illegal, Sweden just released their new standards which takes an evidence-based approach and prioritizes psychotherapy over medicalization, in a dramatic departure from WPATH. Finland did the same in 2020, the first in the world to make such recommendations for gender-dysphoric youth under age 25. At the same time, …

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2021: Year in Review

Genspect was launched in June 2021 – and what a year it has been! In less than six months, Genspect has had a global impact as a voice for parents of gender-questioning young people. Here are just a few highlights of what Genspect has accomplished in the last half year: -Hosted the world’s first conference …

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Open letter in response to WPATH SOC v8

Dear WPATH,  Genspect is an international alliance of parent and professional groups whose aim is to advocate for parents of gender-questioning children and young people. We wish to thank you for your work on SOC V8 and providing an open period to review and comment on this important document.  In particular, we thank you for …

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