Written Resources

We’ve collated a few written resources you may find helpful – including a couple we wrote ourselves. Browse at your leisure, or navigate using the links below.

Don’t forget to check out Genspect’s Brief Guidance documents. Whether your interest is personal or professional, we’ve got it covered.

Peer-reviewed papers

We’re proud to work alongside ground-breaking American public health researcher Dr. Lisa Littman, the first scientist to investigate the phenomenon of the growing number of adolescents identifying as trans.

Littman’s 2018 paper, “Rapid-onset gender dysphoria in adolescents and young adults: A study of parental reports”, paved the way for many other contributions – including providing the data on which Abigail Shrier’s Irreversible Damage was based. You can see Lisa speaking about her 2018 paper in Genspect’s ROGD Awareness Day conference

Her subsequent paper in 2021, “Individuals Treated for Gender Dysphoria with Medical and/or Surgical Transition Who Subsequently Detransitioned: A Survey of 100 Detransitioners”, conducted a thorough survey of the factors motivating detransition. Lisa’s insights continue to prove invaluable to the growing number of people concerned about poor medical provision for gender-questioning youth.

We also recommend:

Lisa Marchiano: Outbreak: On Transgender Teens and Psychic Epidemics

Roberto D’Angelo, Ema Syrulnik, Sasha Ayad, Lisa Marchiano, Dianna Theadora Kenny & Patrick Clarke: One Size Does Not Fit All: In Support of Psychotherapy for Gender Dysphoria 

SEGM: Correction of a Key Study: No Evidence of “Gender-Affirming” Surgeries Improving Mental Health 

Anastassis Spiliadis: ‘Taking the lid off the box’: The value of extended clinical assessment for adolescents presenting with gender identity difficulties

Elie Vandenbussche: Detransition-Related Needs and Support: A Cross-Sectional Online Survey

Parental guidance

Transgender Trend: Useful terminology 

Bayswater Support Group: Top ten tips for parents 

Lisa Marchiano: New Guidance for Parents of Teens with Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria

Sasha Ayad: Parenting a young adult with ROGD

Genspect publications

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