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The Current State of Paediatric Gender Dysphoria in Australia

The Tavistock’s Gender Identity Development Services (also known as GIDS) has closed at last. Australian Genspect parents  are very pleased  for our colleagues in the UK, and hope that the recommendations of The Cass Review will be followed properly, and that gender questioning young people in the UK  will now have access to proper, comprehensive …

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Dispatches from Down Under: The State of the Nation

As explained in some detail here, gender ideology and the medicalization of gender questioning kids are well entrenched in Australia. The breakthrough into the mainstream media of the horrifying story of Jude’s daughter (for example, here, here and here), also told at Genspect’s conference on ROGD last year, has been one of a few recent hopeful developments.  In the recent election, the centre-right …

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Secrecy in Australian family courts

What is going on in Australia when it comes to court cases about gender-questioning children and youth? It’s hard to really know, since the legal system Down Under regularly issues gag orders and many such cases are shrouded in secrecy. In a recent investigative piece in The Australian, Transparency, please: the troubling case of Imogen, …

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Genspect founder Stella O’Malley quoted in the Australian

After last week’s bombshell whistleblowing by WPATH members Marci Bowers, Erica Anderson, and Laura Leepers-Edwards, the Australian’s Bernard Lane interviewed Genspect founder Stella O’Malley for his piece Top trans doctors admit youth gender clinic concerns: Psychotherapist Stella O’Malley, founder of an international parents’ group, Genspect, which opposes the dogmatic “affirmation-only” approach, told The Australian: “The …

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What next? RANZCP statement on gender dysphoria conflicts with AusPATh

Analysis by Simon Tegg, who is part of Fully Informed, a group of people from across New Zealand concerned about the legality and long-term impacts of prescribing puberty blockers to children. The Royal Australia New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) is the registration body for psychiatrists in the two countries. In September 2021, the RANZCP …

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Thanks, Bernard Lane!

Please tweet this article with the hashtag #thankyouBernardLane and @Bernard_Lane. Journalist Bernard Lane has been a rare champion for gender-questioning kids in the Australian media landscape. Unlike most other journalists and media outlets  – including the national broadcaster the ABC, which is legally mandated to provide balanced coverage – he tackles the difficult questions in …

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Sky News Australia goes in to bat for gender-questioning kids

Genspect founder and Executive Director Stella O’Malley has appeared on Sky News Australia to spread the word about Genspect — and the 80% of gender-questioning kids who grow out of their gender-related distress. Speaking of her recent experiences with families, Stella says: An awful lot of parents have contacted me over the years since 2018, …

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24 organizations in 13 countries say #nothankyou to EPATH

EPATH – the European Professional Association for Transgender Health – is hosting a three-day conference in the Swedish city of Gothenburg. For some time, many parents of gender-questioning children across Europe have felt that EPATH has overlooked their legitimate concerns – and, in so doing, has placed far too little emphasis on the potential benefits of exploratory, …

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Genspect parents say #NoThankYou

The recent debate around the participation of New Zealander transwoman Laurel Hubbard in the women’s weightlifting events at the 2020 Olympic Games – and the trending hashtag #NoThankYou – has inspired parents of gender-questioning children across New Zealand, Australia and the world beyond to say #NoThankYou too. We parents admire the grace and dignity of …

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BREAKING NEWS: Australian gender clinic follows the lead of Sweden, Finland, and the UK

Journalist Bernard Lane reports in The Australian that one Australian gender clinic will require its young patients to receive court approval to take puberty blocking and cross-sex drugs, given the irreversible changes they create and with unknown long-term side effects. The Australian understands the dramatic change followed concerns raised by a state solicitor’s office about …

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