Hormones

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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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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Dr. Laura Edwards-Leeper: The urgent need for comprehensive assessment

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 …

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BREAKING NEWS: Australian gender clinic follows the lead of Sweden, Finland, and the UK

Journalist Bernard Lane reports in The Australian that one Australian gender clinic will require its young patients to receive court approval to take puberty blocking and cross-sex drugs, given the irreversible changes they create and with unknown long-term side effects. The Australian understands the dramatic change followed concerns raised by a state solicitor’s office about …

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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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Genspect parents speak out on the Unspeakable podcast

In keeping with her podcast’s title and theme, The Unspeakable Podcast’s Megham Daum interviewed two Genspect parents about their gender-questioning sons who suddenly identified as trans as teenagers. Jolene’s son showed no signs of gender dysphoria as a child, although he was clearly gifted, and seems to have been influenced by peers as well as …

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For Scandi-style progressive politics, try Arkansas (yes, really)

Many other parts of the US frequently stereotype Arkansas as a backward-thinking, conservative, bible-belt state. But when it comes to safeguarding gender-questioning kids, it is actually one of the most politically Scandinavian in the nation. Arkansas’ Save Adolescents from Experimentation (SAFE) Act, which will go into effect in July 2021, is on par with some …

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