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Stella O’Malley testifies about New Zealand conversion therapy bill

On October 13, 2021, Genspect founder Stella O’Malley testified at a subcommittee hearing about New Zealand’s proposed Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill. She began by describing her childhood, when she was convinced she wanted to be a boy until about age 10, noting that she was one of the 80% estimated to outgrow this experience …

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La question de la transidentité fait couler de l’encre en France

Cet article a été écrit par un parent de Genspect. La hausse fulgurante de jeunes adultes, d’adolescents et d’enfant exprimant que leur genre ne correspond pas à leur « sexe assigné à la naissance » est un phénomène auquel la France n’échappe pas. En France comme ailleurs, l’approche dite « affirmative » a ses thuriféraires, mais elle rencontre aussi …

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Genspect parent talks with WRLN

Written by Genspect parent Lynn Chadwick. Young people are declaring transgender identities in huge numbers, and there is much concern about the way in which these young people are being instantly affirmed and offered drastic irreversible medical treatments and surgery. Parents in particular are frightened, as they are routinely told that they must affirm their …

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Edwards-Leeper: Support doesn’t always mean medical interventions

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. Many thanks to independent journalist Meghan …

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ADVICE: Treating without transition

Cynthia Breheny is a woman who has struggled with gender dysphoria since early childhood and used unconventional therapeutic treatment methods to manage it without transition. Genspect thanks her for her raw and honest account of her lived experiences as well as for her advice. “No, silly! You’re a girl! Only guys have to shave their …

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Canada Votes 2021: Which candidates will pledge to safeguard gender-questioning kids?

The non-partisan groups Canadian Gender Report (CGR) and Gender Dysphoria Alliance (GDA) are asking all candidates in the Canadian federal election on September 20, 2021 to sign a pledge to safeguard gender-questioning young Canadians by using the best global evidence available. They are encouraging all voters to email the candidates in their riding and tweet …

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Dr. James Cantor rebuts unscientific CAAPS statement on ROGD

Canadian sexologist Dr. James Cantor wrote an important rebuttal to a startling statement about ROGD that umbrella organization Coalition for the Advancement and Application of Psychological Science (CAAPS) put out in early August. In the statement, signed by about 40 psychology-oriented organization, CAAPS emphatically states that ROGD does not exist: “There are no sound empirical …

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