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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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At what point does incompetence become fraud?

By JL Cederblom, an independent researcher, republished with his permission from his Medium. Of note, former WPATH president and board member and transwoman Dr. Erica Anderson mentions the problem with gender research in her recent opinion piece in the San Francisco Examiner, where she notes: “Unfortunately, we find the research on trans youth has not …

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Clinician asks: Is the gender-affirmative model dangerous?

Written by Genspect parent Lynn Chadwick. Australian psychiatrist Alison Clayton has just published a scathing, well-researched, and peer-reviewed letter to the editor in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, The Gender Affirmative Treatment Model for Youth with Gender Dysphoria: A Medical Advance or Dangerous Medicine?, comparing the current model of affirmative care for gender dysphoria to …

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How much regret after gender surgery? No one knows

Genspect advisor Dr. Roberto D’Angelo along with Pablo Expósito-Campos just published a letter to the editor of the journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open in response to a publication that asserted that gender assignment surgery regret is very low. D’Angelo and Expósito-Campos point out the critical need for accuracy in this figure …

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Sky News Australia goes in to bat for gender-questioning kids

Genspect founder and Executive Director Stella O’Malley has appeared on Sky News Australia to spread the word about Genspect — and the 80% of gender-questioning kids who grow out of their gender-related distress. Speaking of her recent experiences with families, Stella says: An awful lot of parents have contacted me over the years since 2018, …

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Is Texas about to ban surgical transition for minors?

On August 6 of this year, Texan Governor Greg Abbott directed the Commissioner of the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) to determine “whether genital mutilation of a child for the purposes of gender transitioning through reassignment surgery constitutes child abuse pursuant to state law.” And on August 11, he got his answer. Commissioner Jaime Masters responded: Genital mutilation …

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For Scandi-style progressive politics, try Arkansas (yes, really)

Many other parts of the US frequently stereotype Arkansas as a backward-thinking, conservative, bible-belt state. But when it comes to safeguarding gender-questioning kids, it is actually one of the most politically Scandinavian in the nation. Arkansas’ Save Adolescents from Experimentation (SAFE) Act, which will go into effect in July 2021, is on par with some …

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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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More gender diversity should mean fewer drugs and surgeries

In a highly publicized study recently published in the journal Pediatrics, researchers found that up to 10% of urban American high schoolers could be classified as “gender diverse,” with a higher percentage of ethnic minorities identifying as such compared to white adolescents. The team notes that this figure is up from a 2017 study that …

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