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A response to openDemocracy: In defence of a gender-rational approach

Yesterday, we received an email asking us for comment on a piece in a UK outlet called openDemocracy. The piece made a number of allegations, and we intend to reply to these in full. Here is our response. Dear openDemocracy, Thank you for getting in touch. We are happy to comment on your piece, and …

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La compréhension de la dysphorie de genre d’une thérapeute

Traduit par un parent francophone de Genspect. Le prochain webinaire de Genspect sur la détransition portera sur la manière dont la société doit s’attaquer à certaines questions si nous voulons offrir un traitement adéquat aux personnes qui souhaitent une transition médicale. Ce webinaire aura lieu le samedi 12 mars à 20 heures GMT, afin d’accueillir la majorité …

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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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WORLD ROUNDUP: New developments about gender-questioning youth this week

While Texas tries to make gender-affirming care illegal, Sweden just released their new standards which takes an evidence-based approach and prioritizes psychotherapy over medicalization, in a dramatic departure from WPATH. Finland did the same in 2020, the first in the world to make such recommendations for gender-dysphoric youth under age 25. At the same time, …

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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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Constructive Criticism for Psychology Today

Written by a Genspect parent A recent article in Psychology Today about using hormones and puberty blockers on young people with gender dysphoria (“The Evidence for Trans Youth Gender-Affirming Medical Care”) discussed 15 studies. It is extremely useful to have this list of studies and their individual summaries in one place. This article can go much …

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More story ideas for the New York Times to provide balance

Genspect sent the following email on Saturday to the New York Times about this article, Doctors Debate Whether Trans Teens Need Therapy Before Hormones, published on Thursday January 13, 2022. Thank you for this article that came out this week – we at Genspect truly appreciate the New York Times starting to tell the complexity of this story. We …

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Dr. Anderson speaks with Lisa Selin Davis: Trans identities can be “trendy”

Pour lire l’integralite de l’interview en francais, rendez-vous ici. In addition to Dr. Erica Anderson’s important opinion piece in the San Francisco Examiner earlier this week, the former WPATH board member and transwoman spoke to journalist Lisa Selin Davis for Quillette about her decision to quit as President of USPATH due to their media muzzle …

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Open letter in response to WPATH SOC v8

Dear WPATH,  Genspect is an international alliance of parent and professional groups whose aim is to advocate for parents of gender-questioning children and young people. We wish to thank you for your work on SOC V8 and providing an open period to review and comment on this important document.  In particular, we thank you for …

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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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