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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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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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Is President Biden fully informed about gender youth medicine?

Written by and reprinted with permission by journalist Bernard Lane. Follow his new substack called Gender Clinic News. @POTUS stated that “respected medical organizations have said that access to gender-affirming care for transgender children can benefit mental health, lower suicide rates, and improve other health outcomes.” “Rather than weaponizing child protective services against loving families, child …

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Constructive Criticism for TIME

Written by a Genspect parent and health professional. On February 12, 2022, TIME Magazine published an article entitled Pediatricians who serve trans youth face increasing harassment. Lifesaving care could be on the line. To advance our goal of promoting comprehensive, evidence-based care for gender-questioning youth, Genspect provides below a partial list of the inaccuracies in the article, …

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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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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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Bone health: Puberty blockers not “fully reversible”

Written 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. Please use hashtag #WorldOsteoporosisDay October 20 is World Osteoporosis Day. Osteoporosis affects a huge number of us as we get older, contributing to bone …

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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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“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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