Transgender Diagnosis And Treatment Of Kids Is Not Up For Debate

This week we have had to cross out not one but two upcoming events in our diary, both concerning the transgender diagnosis and treatment of kids. The first of these you may have heard about: the cancellation of the NSPCC’s “Dare to Debate” seminar “Is Society Letting Down Trans Children?” scheduled for October 25th. We […]

Why Do Teenage Girls Not Want To Become Women?

To take at face value the idea that children can be “trapped in the wrong body” you have to view these kids as living in a bubble which no cultural messages or parental or peer group influences can penetrate, and upon which no life experience has any impact. This leaves “trans kids” very vulnerable to an […]

UK Government Trans Legislation Update

The UK government published its response to the Women and Equalities Committee Transgender Inquiry back in July and we were relieved that the key recommendations were met with caution, although this may change after monitoring and review. You can find the relevant recommendations and responses in full here. This is an update on trans legislation as […]

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 […]