Gender dysphoria

The timeline of a blunder: How Irish politician Mick Barry got it so wrong

Click here to listen for yourself to the clip mentioned in this piece (between the 5- and 10-minute marks). One of the big challenges faced by those of us concerned about the medicalisation of young people’s gender identities is the ignorance of politicians. Sometimes, these public figures are simply well-meaning people who don’t know the …

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Does the Affirmative Care Model Protect Kids and Families?  A Comprehensive Review

By Genspect guest author Lynn Chadwick. See here for the references cited in this article. In a recent sweeping review, authors Steven B. Levine, E. Abbruzzese and Julia M. Mason have outlined concerns broadly experienced by the parents of gender questioning children, youth, and young adults.  They describe the parent experience as follows: The poor …

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Besides twitching teens, what else is social media producing? 

Written by Genspect parent Lynn Chadwick. As previously reported by Genspect, clinicians are seeing a sharp increase in young patients with previously rare psychological conditions.  The common thread seems to be social media.  In a new article in The Atlantic, The Twitching Generation: Around the world, doctors have noticed teenage patients reporting the sudden onset …

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La compréhension de la dysphorie de genre d’une thérapeute

Traduit par un parent francophone de Genspect. Le prochain webinaire de Genspect sur la détransition portera sur la manière dont la société doit s’attaquer à certaines questions si nous voulons offrir un traitement adéquat aux personnes qui souhaitent une transition médicale. Ce webinaire aura lieu le samedi 12 mars à 20 heures GMT, afin d’accueillir la majorité …

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La vérité sur la détransition

Traduit par un parent francophone de Genspect. Jusqu’à présent, l’expérience des détransitionneurs et des détransitionneuses a été largement ignorée — alors que la meilleure façon pour les cliniciens d’améliorer leur travail dans ce domaine est d’écouter les histoires des personnes qui ont détransitionné. C’est pourquoi Genspect organise un webinaire au cours duquel des détransitionneurs partageront leurs …

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NZ’s conversion practices prohibition law: A wolf in wolf’s clothing

A commentary by Jan Rivers, Fully Informed. What Has Happened? Following a record 106,000 submissions, oral hearings conducted at breakneck speed, with sometimes as few as two MPs present, the New Zealand “conversion therapy: bill was presented  for its second reading on 8 February as the first item of business for 2022 and was passed …

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DMN provides perspective on Texas

On Sunday March 6, 2022, the Dallas Morning News published another balanced editorial, Gender-affirming care needs more research, not more politics: It’s not child abuse, but it’s not scientifically proved either, this time on the shocking political developments out of Texas regarding the treatment of gender-questioning children. Here are some salient excerpts: ‘It is hard …

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La verdad sobre la detransición 

Traducido por Amanda Familias. Hasta ahora, la experiencia del detransicionador  ha sido ignorada , a pesar de que la mejor manera para que los médicos mejoren su trabajo en este campo es escuchando las historias de los detransicionadores. Es por eso que Genspect está organizando un seminario web donde los detransicionadores compartirán sus propias experiencias, con …

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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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