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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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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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Critique of JAMA article on the impact of media reports

By JL Cederblom, an independent researcher, republished with permission. This paper (Association of Media Coverage on Transgender Health With Referrals to Child and Adolescent Gender Identity Clinics in Sweden) is rather interesting. It was published a few days ago and made headlines right away, but I hadn’t read it until now. It takes its format …

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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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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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24 organizations in 13 countries say #nothankyou to EPATH

EPATH – the European Professional Association for Transgender Health – is hosting a three-day conference in the Swedish city of Gothenburg. For some time, many parents of gender-questioning children across Europe have felt that EPATH has overlooked their legitimate concerns – and, in so doing, has placed far too little emphasis on the potential benefits of exploratory, …

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Sweden breaks away from the Dutch treatment model

In a move which will have ramifications around the world, Sweden’s Karolinska Hospital has banned the regular use of puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones for minors. From now on, these drugs will only be prescribed to Swedes under 18 when they are taking part in clinical trials. This is a major policy U-turn when it comes …

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