Medical transition

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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A response to openDemocracy: In defence of a gender-rational approach

Yesterday, we received an email asking us for comment on a piece in a UK outlet called openDemocracy. The piece made a number of allegations, and we intend to reply to these in full. Here is our response. Dear openDemocracy, Thank you for getting in touch. We are happy to comment on your piece, and …

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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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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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A therapist’s understanding of gender dysphoria

The upcoming Genspect webinar on detransition will focus on how society needs to grapple with certain issues if we are to provide proper treatment to people who seek medical transition. This webinar will be held on Saturday March 12th at 8pm GMT, so as to accommodate the majority of people from Australia, New Zealand, Europe …

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The Truth About Detransition

Until now, the detransitioner experience has largely been ignored – even though the best way for clinicians to improve their work in this field is by listening to detransitioners’ stories. That’s why Genspect is hosting a webinar where detransitioners will share their own experiences, in their own words. The webinar will be held on Saturday March …

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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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WORLD ROUNDUP: New developments about gender-questioning youth this week

While Texas tries to make gender-affirming care illegal, Sweden just released their new standards which takes an evidence-based approach and prioritizes psychotherapy over medicalization, in a dramatic departure from WPATH. Finland did the same in 2020, the first in the world to make such recommendations for gender-dysphoric youth under age 25. At the same time, …

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