Media

We’re at the heart of this global community.

Gender is the hot topic right now – and you need to be able to speak to the people at the heart of the story. Whether you are looking for contacts with detransitioners, parents, concerned clinicians, or activists, we can provide you with the connections you need.

Examples of our media work

🇬🇧 GB News: Let’s Talk Conversion Therapy

As the UK debates banning conversion therapy, it’s still not clear what this could mean for young gender-questioning people. If the legislation does little to distinguish sexual orientation from gender identity, many clinicians, parents and detransitioners worry that exploratory therapy will be stymied.

Two Genspect representatives shared their fears on GB News, a national TV network in the UK. First up was detransitioned woman and Genspect advisor Sinéad Watson:

Sinéad was followed by Jessica Fishburn, a Genspect parent whose son, now 23, is undergoing medical transition:

We’re proud of our role in bringing these two very different perspectives to a larger audience — and deeply grateful to both Sinéad and Jessica for their powerful testimonies.


🇬🇧 GB News: CBBC accused of one-sided coverage on trans issues

Genspect founder Stella O’Malley:

The reason we set up Genspect is that so many parents were coming to different parent groups, all over the world, and they were all saying the same thing: that they were unhappy with the medical treatment they were receiving and the therapeutic treatment that their children were receiving. […] Why don’t we look at this through a wider perspective, so we can help you in your entirety? Rather than just thinking, all you are is a walking gender identity and there’s nothing else to you. Because most people are much more than that, and much wider than that.

Kudos to Dewbs & Co. It’s great to see a TV network taking parents’ concerns seriously.


🇦🇺 Sky News Australia: Around 80 per cent of children with gender issues grow out of them

Speaking of her recent experiences with families, Stella says:

An awful lot of parents have contacted me over the years since 2018, always saying the same thing. From everywhere: from Australia, from America, from Canada, from France, from Switzerland, the UK, Sweden, Norway. All saying that they are very concerned about their children […] their children often have autism, ADHD […]

They felt that these children, who were very vulnerable in the first place, weren’t receiving the appropriate medical care, and they weren’t receiving proper psychotherapeutic exploration. Instead, they were being affirmed, and they were being fast-tracked down a very medicalised pathway — unnecessarily.


🇦🇺 Sky News Australia: Medical profession needs to be ‘properly regulated’ on transgenderism and children

Recalling his confidential conversation with one Genspect parent, host Rowan Dean pulled no punches:

I spoke to one Australian mum this week who told me the heartbreaking story about her daughter, who has a long history of mental health issues, who fell in with one of these transgender organizations — the mum describes it as worse than a cult — who convinced the girl the answer to all her problems was to turn into a boy. And all the way along, the mum was sneered at by the medical profession for questioning the process.

This is a disgrace. The family has been torn apart. The mum has been ostracized from her daughter, now supposedly her son. And when the mum spoke to one surgeon — this will sicken you — he admitted that ten years ago he would never have “chopped a girl’s breasts off but now it is all too common.”

This is out of control. We need a national inquiry to determine that the medical profession is properly regulated when it comes to transgenderism and our children. Scott Morrison, Greg Hunt: get onto it, right now.

🇺🇸 Watch Genspect team member Helena Kerschner on Fox News!

Genspect Events

ROGD: What we know & what we’re learning

On November the 20th, Genspect held a conference on Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria, or ‘ROGD’. This event united groundbreaking professionals at the heart of the debate around gender, and also included a powerful contribution from a parent campaigner who is working to raise awareness about ROGD.

#DetransAwarenessDay

On Saturday March 12, 2022, Genspect hosted a webinar for Detrans Awareness Day. We handed the mic to detransitioners, so they could tell their own stories. No rules. No filters. No holds barred.

Watch snippets from #DetransAwarenessDay below:

To learn more about these events, and find out about upcoming events we have planned, be sure to check out our Events page.

We have also featured:

› On LBC Radio, to discuss the way in which gender ideology is infiltrating unrelated components of the school curriculum.
› On Spirit Radio, to help the general public understand the experimental nature of many of the treatments now offered for gender dysphoria.
› On Newstalk Radio about issues related to the “conversion therapy” ban.
› In the Dallas Morning News, using the opportunity of “And Just Like That” (the “Sex and the City” reboot) to provide context about parenting gender-questioning kids.
› In The Australian, raising concerns about the dogmatic “affirmation only” treatment model.
› In The Daily Telegraph, sharing a Genspect parent’s view on the pernicious influence of ill-considered messaging in children’s television.
› Again in The Daily Telegraph, providing clarification about the consequences of UK law for gender-questioning kids.
› In The Times and The Daily Mail, to stress the way in which harmful and outdated gender stereotypes are being used to justify life-long medical interventions.
› Again in The Times, with Genspect advisor Sinéad Watson speaking candidly about her own transition and subsequent detransition.
› Not once, not twice but three times in Medscape, a well-reputed medical portal read by many clinicians and health professionals across the world.
› And in the highly prestigious journal The Lancet, explaining the complexities of providing information to gender dysphoric youth.

Make sure you don’t miss out.

By joining us, you’ll receive email updates, and advance notice of any upcoming events. You’ll also have the chance to subscribe to our online Community Forum, where you can meet people from all walks of life who share your outlook.

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We created our sister website, Stats for Gender, to improve the accessibility of high-quality, peer-reviewed data pertaining to trans issues. 

Each topic is easily displayed with a simple click: from demographics and DSDs to comorbidities and neurodivergence.

Stats for Gender gives you findings from the latest cutting-edge research, ensuring that you are up to date with the science as it stands.

More resources

Recommended documentaries

As the world around us shifts, content-makers are noticing – and responding. Each of the documentaries we recommend provides its own unique view of what is happening to today’s adolescents.

Listen to Gender: A Wider Lens

Co-hosted by Genspect Director Stella O’Malley and Genspect Advisor Sasha Ayad, Gender: A Wider Lens provides a series of thoughtful interviews which will add depth to your perspective on transgender identities. With many dozens of different voices, the Wider Lens podcast offers new ways of thinking about gender issues.

Books we recommend

From Abigail Shrier and Debra Soh to Kathleen Stock and Helen Joyce, we’ve curated a small library of recommended books which we believe can elucidate this complex topic. We also recommend a couple of kids’ books, bringing a positive message about bodily self-acceptance.

Selected articles and papers

Our list of written resources ranges from key peer-reviewed papers to media articles and self-help sections – plus a couple of our own resources, too.

Keep up with the terminology

The ever-shifting language of gender identity can be hard to keep up with. In many cases, words and phrases can seem like “poison pills”, deliberately engineered to favour a highly ideological view of gender and identity. Our Glossary lists the terms you need to know, so you don’t get caught off-guard.

Parent stories

You can also read testimonies from parents around the world who have contacted Genspect. These powerful accounts demonstrate the need to include parents in decisions about their kids’ welfare, rather than consigning them to walk-on parts in their own family lives.

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