Ethical therapy

Stella O’Malley testifies about New Zealand conversion therapy bill

On October 13, 2021, Genspect founder Stella O’Malley testified at a subcommittee hearing about New Zealand’s proposed Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill. She began by describing her childhood, when she was convinced she wanted to be a boy until about age 10, noting that she was one of the 80% estimated to outgrow this experience …

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Genspect parent talks with WRLN

Written by Genspect parent Lynn Chadwick. Young people are declaring transgender identities in huge numbers, and there is much concern about the way in which these young people are being instantly affirmed and offered drastic irreversible medical treatments and surgery. Parents in particular are frightened, as they are routinely told that they must affirm their …

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Edwards-Leeper: Support doesn’t always mean medical interventions

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. Many thanks to independent journalist Meghan …

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ADVICE: Treating without transition

Cynthia Breheny is a woman who has struggled with gender dysphoria since early childhood and used unconventional therapeutic treatment methods to manage it without transition. Genspect thanks her for her raw and honest account of her lived experiences as well as for her advice. “No, silly! You’re a girl! Only guys have to shave their …

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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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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: Which candidates will pledge to safeguard gender-questioning kids?

The non-partisan groups Canadian Gender Report (CGR) and Gender Dysphoria Alliance (GDA) are asking all candidates in the Canadian federal election on September 20, 2021 to sign a pledge to safeguard gender-questioning young Canadians by using the best global evidence available. They are encouraging all voters to email the candidates in their riding and tweet …

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Genspect advisor Aaron Kimberly and dad Frank talk with Billboard Chris

Billboard Chris, the Canadian activist who wears a sign saying that children cannot consent to puberty blockers, sat down with Genspect advisor Aaron Kimberly, an RN specializing in mental health and founder of Gender Dysphoria Alliance Canada, as well as Genspect parent Frank. First, Frank, a paramedic from Ontario, explained the situation with his ROGD …

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