Born in Your Own Body – New Book On Transgender Children and Young People

Transgender Children and Young People: Born in Your Own Body is an important new book edited by Heather Brunskell-Evans and Michele Moore and published by Cambridge Scholars. It brings together a diverse selection of writers, all concerned about the current trend to medically transition children and adolescents. Each author – parents, academics, activists, professionals, an […]

Our thanks to FiLiA

Our response to FiLiA’s statement in support of a woman’s right to speak. info@filia.org.uk To everyone at FiLiA, We would like to express our gratitude to you for your statement in support of a woman’s right to speak, and specifically in support of Heather Brunskell-Evans for urging caution around the transitioning of children on BBC […]

We must not change the meaning of the words ‘boys’ and ‘girls’

Yet more advice to schools to stop using the words ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ has been issued, this time from Natasha Devon, a former government mental health adviser. According to Devon it is “important for ‘heteronormative assumption’ not to filter down into language and behaviour in schools.” She explained: “To give you an example, I never […]

Transgender Law Concerns

Transgender Law Concerns was a meeting held in the House of Commons on October 31st, hosted by David Davies MP, on the impact of self-declared gender legislation on women and girls and children. Many more people had the opportunity to speak during the event, which was well-attended by cross-party MP’s, members of the press and […]

Children Left Unprotected By New Memorandum Of Understanding On Conversion Therapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy has launched a new Memorandum of Understanding on Conversion Therapy to include ‘gender identity,’ leaving therapists, counsellors, GPs and clinical professionals in a position where they may be afraid to do anything but agree with a patient’s self-diagnosis as ‘transgender.’ Anything other than ‘affirmation’ could lay a professional open to the charge […]

NHS Public Consultation

An NHS Public Consultation on specialised gender identity services was launched in July and remains open for public response until October 16th, through their online survey here. The new specification which alarms us is the proposal to lower the age of acceptance into adult services to 17 years. Currently young people can be referred from the […]