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 […]

UK CBBC Children’s TV: I Am Leo

Thanks to Newsround Blog for drawing our attention to the above video, My Life: I Am Leo, which airs on CBBC, the BBC channel aimed at children aged 6-12 years old. The documentary was first shown in November 2014, again in early 2015 and is repeated today. It is part of the Bafta award-winning My […]

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 […]

Conversion Therapy For Transgender People

Transgender Trend has sent copies of the letter below to UKCP and all professional organisations who are signatories to the UKCP Memorandum of Understanding on Conversion Therapy as well as Pink News and Stonewall. To find out what this is about please read the letter below, and please do write your own letter to any of these […]

UK: Evidence From Medical Organisations

We had a look through all the written evidence submitted by medical organisations to the government transgender inquiry to see how the recommendations for the care and treatment of children and adolescents were reached by the inquiry. Here we’ve pulled out the most relevant quotes, with our synopsis at the end: Written evidence submitted by […]

UK News: 930% Rise In Child Gender Identity Referrals

Over the past six years there has been a 930% increase in the number of children referred to NHS gender clinics across the UK, including one three-year-old and three four-year-olds since April last year. The BBC report shows that the total number of 94 children referred in 2009-10 has increased to 969 in 2015-16. The […]

UK Gender Survey Sent Out To Schoolkids

  A government-backed “gender survey” was sent out to schoolchildren aged 13 upwards in Brighton last week, as part of research commissioned by Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner, and sponsored by the Department of Education. The research was begun at the Universities of Lancaster, Cardiff and Brighton. The survey was very quickly withdrawn, either because […]

US News: Transgender Trend submits comment to HUD on proposed change to women’s shelter rules

Recently, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proposed a new rule to address discrimination on the basis of “gender identity.” While we agree that persons should not be discriminated against vis-à-vis access to fair housing, regardless of their stated or perceived gender identity, we are concerned about the impact of this new rule on existing protections for vulnerable […]

UK Government Report on Transgender Equality

The new UK government report on transgender equality was announced on Thursday and the press release in the previous blog was sent out to over 20 journalists, including all national daily newspapers. The government must agree a new strategy, with full cross-party support, within 6 months. These are the new recommendations which most concern us: Consideration […]