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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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Sweden to release new standards in March

Independent journalist Jesse Singal just did a remarkable interview with a Swedish investigative journalist who has reported on the medicalization of gender-questioning youth in Sweden and the radical changes in how that country now helps such young people. The Swedish journalist, Carolina Jemsby, was one of the makers of the Trans Train series that aired on …

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American law firm launches investigation into puberty blockers

Written by a mental health attorney Girard Sharp, a national law firm focusing on class action litigation in the realms of unfair and deceptive trade practices, financial fraud, and consumer protection, has commenced an investigation into the use of gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogues (“puberty blockers”) in children. As stated on the firm’s website, the investigation seeks …

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An assessment of the Keira Bell case

Written by Genspect parent Lynn Chadwick. In an editorial for the Journal of Clinical Nursing dated 09 December 2021, Helyer, Jackson, Hill, and Ion summarize the developments of the UK case brought by Keira Bell and Mrs. A. The court initially ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, resulting in the halting of the use of …

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Swedish documentary: Stopping the Trans Train

Written by Genspect parent Derek Duval. Sweden, home of the Nobel Awards that in 1949 gave the prize in Medicine for the lobotomy, has also produced Part Four of the high-impact documentary series “Trans Train,” released at the end of November with English subtitles.  Produced by investigative journalists from Mission: Investigate, the prior three installments …

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