The BBC Presents “I’m A Non-Binary Ten-Year-Old”

Despite the recent outcry over the Science Museum’s “What Sex Is My Brain?” exhibit, the BBC continues to relentlessly promote brain sex theory by another name, the latest example being “I’m a non-binary 10-year-old” on Radio 4 last week. This show seriously presented the idea that a ‘girl’ brain is recognisable by ownership of a Barbie […]

An Alternative Science Museum Exhibit: Boy Or Girl?

This image is from a display entitled ‘Boy or Girl?’ at the Science Museum, London, as part of the ‘Who Am I?’ exhibit in the Wellcome Trust wing. We have written to the Science Museum at info@sciencemuseum.ac.uk to express our concerns about what this exhibit teaches children; you can find a template letter here, please […]

What Qualifies A Doctor To Be A Paediatric Gender Specialist?

The private GP who has administered cross-sex hormones to twelve-year-olds, Dr Helen Webberley, was recently featured on Channel 4 News in an item which included an interview with her at the ‘online transgender medical clinic’ which she runs from her home in south Wales. The doctor, who communicates with her patients via Skype, gave an account of her online […]

Breast Binders In UK Schools

The Sun has reported on new guidelines issued from local authorities in Cornwall, Lancashire and Scotland to “properly accommodate transitioning pupils in school” by allowing transgender pupils extra breaks during physical education lessons. And why would transgender pupils need breaks during P.E? Because: “some youngsters who choose to bind their chests may suffer from “breathing […]

Research Into Reversal Of Gender Reassignment Surgery

The experience of ‘detransitioners’ is well-documented but has not previously been studied so we’re very happy that a UK researcher is carrying out a study into the experiences of people who have had surgery to reverse gender reassignment surgery.  The information gathered will be of great importance as part of the debate about the transition of […]

UK Schools: Trans-Compulsory, Homophobia Optional?

Two schools stories were published last week on consecutive days, one from a gay teacher in, presumably, a state secondary school and the other reporting on new guidelines for the treatment of transgender pupils at boarding schools. On July 16 the Guardian Teacher Network, as part of their Secret Teacher series, published a piece entitled […]

Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria Research Study

There has been a huge spike in adolescent referrals to gender clinics over the last year (predominantly teenage girls) and very little evidence of any serious critical evaluation of why this is happening coming from clinicians, other than that transgender people have become more known about and accepted. So we’re very happy that a researcher […]

UK Doctor Prescribes Cross-Sex Hormones to Twelve-Year-Old

The news this week that a doctor running a private gender clinic in Wales is prescribing cross-sex hormones to children as young as twelve unfortunately comes as no surprise; if we are intent on diagnosing pre-pubertal children as transgender it is an inevitable development in their treatment. The child in question has been on puberty […]