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What YouTube Influencers Are Telling Your Kids About Trans Identity and Doubt

Ever felt “a sense of misalignment, disconnect, or estrangement from your own emotions”? How about “knowing you’re somehow different from everyone else, and wishing you could be normal like them”? Did you experience “a notable escalation in the severity of these symptoms during puberty”? If so, you just might be trans! Or at least that’s what …

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The Current State of Paediatric Gender Dysphoria in Australia

The Tavistock’s Gender Identity Development Services (also known as GIDS) has closed at last. Australian Genspect parents  are very pleased  for our colleagues in the UK, and hope that the recommendations of The Cass Review will be followed properly, and that gender questioning young people in the UK  will now have access to proper, comprehensive …

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An Open Letter to Pediatric Gender Clinics

The world’s largest pediatric gender clinic, the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust in the UK, is being shut down due to fears over patient safety. This announcement follows numerous serious concerns regarding patient safety in recent years with regards to the gender affirmative model of care, including concerns …

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An Open Letter to the American Academy of Pediatrics

We write to you from Genspect, an international and non-partisan organization which represents thousands of parents of gender dysphoric children, adolescents, and young adults, as well as trans people, detransitioners, clinicians, and allied groups. We want our children to be affirmed as whole human beings, and we want them to be treated with evidence-based interventions …

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Bill Maher Showed You the Tip of the Iceberg

The HBO television show Real Time with Bill Maher, hosted by American comedian and political commentator Bill Maher, recently aired a segment on the rise of trans-identification among young people. The segment, which can be viewed here, is a great introduction for people who might not have seen much about this topic. His monologue was …

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Ask Dr. Julia About Puberty Blockers

“My pediatrician sent us to see a pediatric endocrinologist after hearing my child was unhappy with their gender.  The endocrinologist said puberty blockers are like a pause button that gives children a chance to figure things out. Do you agree with this?”  Puberty blockers are much more than a harmless pause. Gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) …

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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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