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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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