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 […]

Transitioning In Kindergarten

A school in California was in the news this week for teaching kindergarten children gender identity ideology in support of a pupil who was ‘transitioning,’ leading to complaints from parents of distressed children who understandably became frightened that they might change sex too. The latest episode in this story involved a little girl who called the transgender-identified child […]

A Mother’s Response To Her Trans Identified Teenage Daughter

We don’t usually re-blog published articles but we were very happy to be invited by Tina Traster to re-post her piece originally published in Psychology Today in March this year, for the simple reason that it is unique amongst the never-ending deluge of cheer-leading child transition stories in the media. The reaction by the mother […]

Government Proposes That Everyone Has The Right To Choose Their Sex

The UK government will hold a consultation this autumn on proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act which would give everyone the right to choose their sex, without the need for a formal diagnosis of ‘gender dysphoria.’ Although not explicitly stated, this would obviously mean a change in the protected characteristic from ‘gender reassignment to […]

Hot Topics In Child Health – A Medical, Political And Ethical Debate

The Hot Topics in Child Health conference on June 12 brought together leading professionals from across Europe to share their expertise and research in the area of ‘transgender and gender diverse children and adolescents.’ Given the recent publication of rising child referral figures from the Tavistock clinic this year, this was a timely and important […]