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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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Genspect parents speak out on the Unspeakable podcast

In keeping with her podcast’s title and theme, The Unspeakable Podcast’s Megham Daum interviewed two Genspect parents about their gender-questioning sons who suddenly identified as trans as teenagers. Jolene’s son showed no signs of gender dysphoria as a child, although he was clearly gifted, and seems to have been influenced by peers as well as …

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The politics of Genspect

Here comes the boilerplate text you’re probably expecting: Genspect has no party-political affiliation. We welcome liberals and conservatives, libertarians and social democrats. Whether it’s the parents we represent or our core team itself, we vote this way and that way: left and right; blue, red, and other colors besides. It’s true that there are certain …

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For Scandi-style progressive politics, try Arkansas (yes, really)

Many other parts of the US frequently stereotype Arkansas as a backward-thinking, conservative, bible-belt state. But when it comes to safeguarding gender-questioning kids, it is actually one of the most politically Scandinavian in the nation. Arkansas’ Save Adolescents from Experimentation (SAFE) Act, which will go into effect in July 2021, is on par with some …

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60 Minutes ticks toward 50/50 balance on gender-questioning kids

Detransitioner. Bet you didn’t know that was a dirty word (if you knew the word at all). Accordingly, CBS’ 60 Minutes and Lesley Stahl in their recent segment Health care challenges for transgender youth should be applauded for talking about “the other side” of automatic affirmation of gender-questioning young people – those who regret their …

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More gender diversity should mean fewer drugs and surgeries

In a highly publicized study recently published in the journal Pediatrics, researchers found that up to 10% of urban American high schoolers could be classified as “gender diverse,” with a higher percentage of ethnic minorities identifying as such compared to white adolescents. The team notes that this figure is up from a 2017 study that …

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