Puberty

When doing less is helping more: A more considered approach

Written by Genspect parent Lynn Chadwick. In Clinical and Ethical Considerations in the Treatment of Gender Dysphoric Children and Adolescents: When Doing Less Is Helping More, his article published in The Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy, Dr. David Schwartz outlines significant concerning observations regarding the current practice of the affirmative-care approach in treating …

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“Giant mess”: Why the media won’t report fairly on gender-questioning kids

This summary was written by a Genspect parent. Many thanks to independent journalist Meghan Daum of the Unspeakable podcast for giving the complex issue of best care for gender-questioning children and youth the attention it deserves by hosting a three-part series this week with Dr. Laura Edwards-Leeper, journalist Lisa Selin Davis, and affected parents. Listen to the first episode …

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Parenting and pressure, on Sasha White’s Plebity Podcast

Genspect founder Stella O’Malley talks parenting and pressure with Sasha White – herself excommunicated from the publishing world for gender apostasy. In this broad-ranging conversation, Stella and Sasha cover dysphoria, comorbidities, medicalization, social contagion, sexuality, neuroscience, bad science, moral panics, and the vital role of parent support groups in helping parents to safeguard their kids. …

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A compassionate mother gets a compassionate hearing

The wonderful Arty Morty has been speaking up for parents for some time – and this interview is a great example. Here, “Eleanor” — a Genspect parent who featured in the Quillette series When Sons Become Daughters — talks about her adolescent son’s distress over his gender, her fears about internet use, and the support …

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60 Minutes ticks toward 50/50 balance on gender-questioning kids

Detransitioner. Bet you didn’t know that was a dirty word (if you knew the word at all). Accordingly, CBS’ 60 Minutes and Lesley Stahl in their recent segment Health care challenges for transgender youth should be applauded for talking about “the other side” of automatic affirmation of gender-questioning young people – those who regret their …

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