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Ask Dr. Julia About Puberty Blockers

“My pediatrician sent us to see a pediatric endocrinologist after hearing my child was unhappy with their gender.  The endocrinologist said puberty blockers are like a pause button that gives children a chance to figure things out. Do you agree with this?”  Puberty blockers are much more than a harmless pause. Gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) …

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San Francisco Chronicle publishes balance about Texas

On March 4, 2022, the San Francisco Chronicle published a balanced piece written by independent journalist Lisa Selin Davis about reactions to what is happening in Texas: Texas investigations into gender-affirming care for kids aren’t just cruel, they hurt science. The complete article, worth reading in full, is behind a paywall, so below are some …

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Canada debates what exactly is “transphobia”

Earlier this week, the Waterloo Region District School Board in Ontario, Canada held a virtual school board meeting at which a veteran educator, Carolyn Burjoski, known for compassionately teaching literacy to refugees and immigrants, tried to raise her concerns over the age appropriateness of certain books in the school library. Burjoski did not get very …

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Update on Canada’s conversion therapy bill

Written by Collin Wynter. UPDATE ON DECEMBER 9, 2021: On Tuesday, the Senate of Canada passed Bill C-4 without debate and without sending it to be studied at committee, despite the plea of Senator Mobina Jaffer and an alleged 4000+ emails sent to the Senate requesting such citizen consultation. It has now received Royal Assent …

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Canadian newspapers start publishing balanced pieces

Against the backdrop of the Washington Post publishing The mental health establishment is failing trans kids, a groundbreaking article by top WPATH clinicians Dr. Laura Edwards-Leeper and Dr. Erica Anderson (a transwoman) on November 28, 2021 about the overall lack of proper and comprehensive assessment of gender-questioning youth seeking medicalization, several Canadian papers have followed …

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Canada’s CTV W5 investigates transition, interviews Genspect advisor Sinead Watson

Reflections on the investigation are written by PVGenspect360, who is a Canadian Genspect parent.  On October 24, 2021, CTV’s W5 aired an investigation into the exponential increase in gender-questioning youth seeking treatment and whether there are enough safeguards in place for those wishing to transition. I commend CTV, W5, and their team in producing and …

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STUDY: Review of detransitioner experiences

This is a review of Faye Gear’s newly published study, A Thematic Analysis of Detransitioners’ Experience and Development. Republished with permission from and thanks to Canadian Gender Report. A review of detransitioner experiences has just been published with many quotes and insights from the interviewee’s. Faye Gear conducted interviews with 5 Canadian and American detransitioners …

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“Giant mess”: Why the media won’t report fairly on gender-questioning kids

This summary was written by a Genspect parent. Many thanks to independent journalist Meghan Daum of the Unspeakable podcast for giving the complex issue of best care for gender-questioning children and youth the attention it deserves by hosting a three-part series this week with Dr. Laura Edwards-Leeper, journalist Lisa Selin Davis, and affected parents. Listen to the first episode …

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Canada Votes 2021: What next?

In August, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called a snap election, hoping for a commanding majority and mandate to govern, and on September 20, after spending more than $600 million on a pandemic election that no one wanted, Canada spit back nearly identical results: Trudeau again lost the popular vote, won about the same amount of …

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Canada Votes 2021: Parent opinions

Canada’s election is now less than a week away. As parents across the nation study the parties’ platforms and see which candidates have taken the pledge to safeguard gender-questioning children, how is this affecting their vote? “I have always voted Liberal and most recently for Justin Trudeau in the last federal election.  However, I cannot …

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