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A parent responds to TIME article on poorly designed Trevor Project survey

On December 14, 2021, TIME Magazine printed this article: Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy for LGBTQ Youth Can Help Save Lives, Study Finds. The subject of the article is this study: Association of Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy With Depression, Thoughts of Suicide, and Attempted Suicide Among Transgender and Nonbinary Youth. As TIME asserts: “The use of gender-affirming hormone …

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Q&A with Dr. Stephen Levine

Written and compiled by Genspect parent Derek Duval. Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Genspect advisor Stephen Levine published the prescient Reflections on the Clinician’s Role with Individuals Who Self-identify as Transgender in the Archives of Sexual Behavior in September 2021.  As he states in the abstract, his aim is “to assist clinicians in their initial …

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Porn: the great identity interrupter no one wants to talk about

Written by Genspect parent Lynn Chadwick. Helena, a detransitioned woman with a large following on Twitter, recently posted an excellent thread expounding on the relationship between porn and the growth of the gender phenomenon among teens and young adults. This thread has its fingers precisely on the pulse of youth culture, describing how teens are …

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Social media’s impact on mental health and body image

Since Dr. Jean Twenge started documenting the rise of the smart phone generation born after 1995 (what she dubbed iGen), researchers have been finding increasing evidence that social media is playing a key role in decreasing mental health and increasing body dysmorphia in the teenage population around the world, especially although not exclusively girls. Just …

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When Gen X parents Gen Z

A brilliant episode from Mr. Boyce. “Emily”, a Genspect parent with a gender-questioning teenage boy, talks to Benjamin about attachment, detachment, disembodiment, spirituality and dysphoria. In this wide-ranging conversation, Emily also speaks about her experience of parent support groups, and the common threads which wind together so many young people who are asking deep questions …

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“Homosexual heterodorkery”: Angus Fox on the Heterodorx podcast

Corinna and Nina invited Genspect’s own Angus Fox onto the Heterodorx podcast, to discuss why Genspect was set up, the conflation of sexuality and gender identity, and the role of masculinity in shaping young men’s trajectories. The Dorx welcome funny and charming writer Angus Fox, whose recent work focuses on the transing of boys. Because they …

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Five moms of gender-questioning teens share uncannily similar stories

The podcast Can I Get A Witness hosted five American mothers of gender-questioning teens, all of whom suddenly identified as trans after immersing themselves online and being influenced by other trans-identifying young people. Not a single one had a childhood history of gender dysphoria or gender confusion. The lively discussion exposed how eerily similar their …

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Genspect advisor Stephanie Davies-Arai discusses mothering gender-questioning boys

Genspect advisor and founder of the UK’s Transgender Trend Stephanie Davies-Arai recently hosted a Filia podcast episode in which she interviewed two mothers about their experiences mothering their gender-questioning sons. Emily and Marie explained the challenges of navigating the mental health and medical fields in trying to get the best care for their boys. In …

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