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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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“Giant mess”: Why the media won’t report fairly on gender-questioning kids

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. Listen to the first episode …

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Moms fight for their kids on An American Conversation podcast

The hosts of An American Conversation dove right into the nitty gritty of Jolene and Jeanette’s heart-wrenching stories in their 54th episode entitled Mothers Fight for their Children. Jeanette, a staunch progressive and gender-nonconforming women herself, lost custody of her 13-year-old daughter when the child become trans-identified, said her mother was unsafe, and was assigned …

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Moms get real on Theology in the Raw

Preston Sprinkle of Theology in the Raw sat down with three Genspect mothers of gender-questioning teenagers to talk about the controversial topic of ROGD (rapid-onset gender dysphoria). Preston started the episode by explaining the controversy as well as the many comorbidities associated with this brand-new cohort (for instance, autism, ADHD, bipolar, etc.). He also mentioned …

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The Reason We Learn tackles ROGD

The education channel The Reason We Learn, hosted by mom and former teacher Deb Fillman interviewed four Genspect parents to talk about their children’s experiences with ROGD. Claire spoke first about her awkward son, whose friend also identified as trans and is considering taking hormones. Dee talked next about the quick evolution of her daughter …

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Genspect parents speak the raw truth on Savage Minds

Two Genspect parents recently spoke the raw truth with Julian Vigo on the Savage Minds podcast. Dee and Marie, two parents of children who have struggled with gender dysphoria, describe their experiences in dealing with the medical system and their children’s mental and physical health in light of the current, quite toxic climate for anyone …

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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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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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A Genspect parent – and doctor – responds to the AAP

The Society for Evidence-based Gender Medicine (SEGM) applied to have a booth at the American Academy of Paediatrics annual conference in Philadelphia this year, to share the latest information in the field of gender medicine. What happened next was unusual, to say the least: SEGM’s application was declined, and their appeal rejected. In their own …

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Five moms of gender-questioning teens share uncannily similar stories

The podcast Can I Get A Witness hosted five American mothers of gender-questioning teens, all of whom suddenly identified as trans after immersing themselves online and being influenced by other trans-identifying young people. Not a single one had a childhood history of gender dysphoria or gender confusion. The lively discussion exposed how eerily similar their …

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