The Role Of Counsellors And Therapists

One of the biggest concerns of parents who contact this site is the difficulty in finding counsellors or therapists who will not just jump to affirm their child’s “preferred gender” but take the time to support a young person in exploring the issues which led to a cross-sex identification in the first place. We went […]

Kids On The Edge: The Gender Clinic

Kids on the Edge: The Gender Clinic was a documentary on the work of the Tavistock and Portman gender clinic in London, aired on Channel 4 on November 16th. The programme was devastating and heartbreaking in equal measure, not least because of the statistic that half the number of children being referred to the Tavistock […]

UK Court Case Exposes Social Services In Thrall To Transgender Orthodoxy

Two recent cases serve to highlight the conflict between transgender rights and a society’s duty of care towards little children and vulnerable teenagers; in the first a seven-year-old boy was caused “significant emotional harm” by a mother who insisted he was a girl, and custody was transferred to the father by Mr Justice Hayden in […]

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 […]

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 […]

NHS Public Consultation on Gender Identity Development Service

We were recently informed of the NHS public consultation on Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) for children and adolescents. The consultation ends on April 20th. There are two new documents open to public consultation: a Policy Proposition which concludes that cross-sex hormones should not be prescribed to children under the age of sixteen, and a […]

UK: Treatment Dilemmas in Puberty Suppression Seminar

We attended a seminar at Cambridge University entitled ‘Gender Non-Conforming Children: Treatment Dilemmas In Puberty Suppression’ presented by Bernadette Wren, Head of Psychology, Gender Identity Development Service, Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust. This post attempts to sum up her presentation, with our comments added under each section. There is much more to say, so we […]

New Site From Youth Trans Critical Professionals

We are very happy to announce that a new website has just been published by a group of professionals critical of the ‘transgendering’ of children and young people. This is the first website to be written by clinical professionals who are skeptical of the current diagnostic and treatment practices for “trans kids.” We will let […]