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The Tide Continues to Turn

In July 2022, it was announced that the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust in London would be closing down, following a letter from Dr Hilary Cass OBE – who is conducting an independent review into gender identity services on behalf of the government – to NHS England. This …

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An Open Letter to Pediatric Gender Clinics

The world’s largest pediatric gender clinic, the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust in the UK, is being shut down due to fears over patient safety. This announcement follows numerous serious concerns regarding patient safety in recent years with regards to the gender affirmative model of care, including concerns …

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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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‘You had me at underdog’: How the Left fell for Big Pharma

A week ago today, the UK’s largest public sector union, UNISON, roared with one voice: “trans women are women, trans men are men, non-binary people are valid”. A motion, entitled ‘Trans Equality – Louder and Prouder!’ was conclusively passed at the UNISON local government conference. Sincere gender critical campaigners, some of whom are firmly ensconced on …

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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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Conversion Therapy: Not Yet Out of the Woods

On 10th May 2022, the long-anticipated Queen’s Speech took place, setting out the government’s legislative agenda for the coming parliamentary session. Ears were out on stalks to hear what would be said regarding the ban on ‘conversion therapy’, following a number of alleged U-turns on the part of the government as to whether ‘gender identity’ would …

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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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Media roundup: Medscape, UK, and Texas

Written by Genspect parent Lynn Chadwick. Genspect, an international organization giving voice to parents with children and young people suffering from gender confusion, has been featured in several prominent mainstream media outlets recently.  Genspect is contributing valuable and factual input to the conversation on the explosion of young people seeking to medically transition and the …

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An assessment of the Keira Bell case

Written by Genspect parent Lynn Chadwick. In an editorial for the Journal of Clinical Nursing dated 09 December 2021, Helyer, Jackson, Hill, and Ion summarize the developments of the UK case brought by Keira Bell and Mrs. A. The court initially ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, resulting in the halting of the use of …

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Genspect’s Stella O’Malley and parents speak with House of Lords peer

Written by Genspect parent Jude from Australia. On Friday 22 October 2021, I took part in a zoom webinar organised by Baroness Emma Nicholson of Winterbourne, a member of the UK House of Lords. The webinar was part of a Children & Women First weekly public meeting, entitled Children’s Safeguarding Today – Legalities in the …

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