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A response to openDemocracy: In defence of a gender-rational approach

Yesterday, we received an email asking us for comment on a piece in a UK outlet called openDemocracy. The piece made a number of allegations, and we intend to reply to these in full. Here is our response. Dear openDemocracy, Thank you for getting in touch. We are happy to comment on your piece, and …

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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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BREAKING: Sweden drastically changes protocol, prioritizes psychotherapy

Genspect has quickly translated the following article from the Swedish publication Lakartidningen.se, which was published February 22, 2022. Please also read SEGM’s quick analysis of this ground-breaking change here, with a more thorough assessment coming soon. The National Board of Health and Welfare: Young people should only be given hormone treatment in exceptional cases The …

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Bold editorial from Texas

The Dallas Morning News, one of the biggest newspapers in Texas, just today published a bold editorial entitled Follow the science behind transgender care: If gender-affirming research is changing, so should clinics. Citing the recent somewhat mysterious and sudden closure of a Texan youth gender clinic, the Dallas Morning News Editorial Board states: “The science …

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BREAKING: Texas gender clinic shuttered

Written by Genspect parent Lynn Chadwick. The GENECIS (GENder Education and Care Interdisciplinary Support) clinic in Dallas, Texas has been closed in response to public pressure by advocacy groups. According to a recent article by Marin Wolf and Lauren McGaughy in The Dallas Morning News entitled Dallas hospitals erase references to Genecis health care program for transgender …

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When doing less is helping more: A more considered approach

Written by Genspect parent Lynn Chadwick. In Clinical and Ethical Considerations in the Treatment of Gender Dysphoric Children and Adolescents: When Doing Less Is Helping More, his article published in The Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy, Dr. David Schwartz outlines significant concerning observations regarding the current practice of the affirmative-care approach in treating …

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Clinician asks: Is the gender-affirmative model dangerous?

Written by Genspect parent Lynn Chadwick. Australian psychiatrist Alison Clayton has just published a scathing, well-researched, and peer-reviewed letter to the editor in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, The Gender Affirmative Treatment Model for Youth with Gender Dysphoria: A Medical Advance or Dangerous Medicine?, comparing the current model of affirmative care for gender dysphoria to …

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WPATH clinicians stand by statements that more assessment needed

In a Medscape Medical News article published yesterday, Transgender Docs Warn About Gender-Affirmative Care for Youth (you can create a free account to read the entire piece), WPATH psychologists Erica Anderson and Laura Edwards-Leeper reiterated their independent statements made in October that more assessment is required for gender-questioning young people under the age of 25. …

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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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“Sloppy healthcare”: Two top gender-affirming doctors finally speak out

On Monday October 4, Bari Weiss’ Common Sense released a bombshell article written by Abigail Shrier: Top Trans Doctors Blow the Whistle on “Sloppy” Care. In it, Shrier interviewed Drs. Marci Bowers and Erica Anderson, two transwomen who prominently practice gender medicine on children and adolescents. Both of these doctors – who are WPATH members …

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