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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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How Internalized Misogyny Contributed to My Transition

Introduction (Childhood): Admiring Women as a Girl, and Enjoying Masculinity and Femininity Without Judgement When I was a little girl, all of my idols were women. Movie characters such as Disney’s Fa Mulan and Alien’s Ellen Ripley, video game favourites such as Street Fighters Chun Li and Tomb Raiders Lara Croft, and the character I …

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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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The timeline of a blunder: How Irish politician Mick Barry got it so wrong

Click here to listen for yourself to the clip mentioned in this piece (between the 5- and 10-minute marks). One of the big challenges faced by those of us concerned about the medicalisation of young people’s gender identities is the ignorance of politicians. Sometimes, these public figures are simply well-meaning people who don’t know the …

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Analysis of Reddit detrans survey

The recent explosion in the numbers of children and young people referred to clinics for medical treatments related to gender dysphoria has outpaced the research on this new cohort of patients. Most concerning are the numbers of young people who are beginning to speak out about how they have discontinued medical and social measures and …

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Besides twitching teens, what else is social media producing? 

Written by Genspect parent Lynn Chadwick. As previously reported by Genspect, clinicians are seeing a sharp increase in young patients with previously rare psychological conditions.  The common thread seems to be social media.  In a new article in The Atlantic, The Twitching Generation: Around the world, doctors have noticed teenage patients reporting the sudden onset …

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France cautions on gender youth medicine/France met en garde contre la medicine des jeunes de genre

Reprinted from the Society for Evidence Based Gender Medicine. Read the full English translation on SEGM’s website, which also links to the French original. The National Academy of Medicine in France has issued a press release in which it cautions medical practitioners that the growing cases of transgender identity in young people are often socially-mediated and that …

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What Genspect has done: Our 48 achievements so far

At Genspect, we’re doing so much work making change in the world that sometimes we forget to let you know just how much we’ve achieved, and just how busy we are. So here’s a list of what we’ve done since we launched: Intervened in a large number of specific and sensitive cases via our parent …

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Genspect parents on American Conversation podcast

Written by Genspect parent Lynn Chadwick. On the American Conversation podcast episode that aired January 20, 2021, three parents discuss their experiences as parents of children who have or are considering medical transition and how the organization Genspect has helped them and others who are struggling to help their children. David’s daughter, who recently turned …

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WSJ series: Increased mental health problems linked to social media influence, experts say

Article written by Genspect parent Lynn Chadwick. The negative impacts of social media on young people have been a topic of conversation for some time, as social media use among children and teens has risen, particularly post-Covid as reported by Dr. Erica Anderson last week in the San Francisco Examiner.  A new series of articles …

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