Our Sons: A Mother’s Correspondence About Her Trans Identified Autistic Son

In early January this year we received an email from a mother asking for advice about her trans identified autistic son.  Our advice to parents is always “trust your instincts, you know your child best” but in this case we also asked two other mums whose situations were very similar if they would be willing […]

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 […]

A Scientist Reviews Transgender Suicide Stats

  The transgender suicide statistics above were presented by the charity Mermaids at the Trans Equality Legal Initiative day event in London on November 18, and subsequently shared extensively on Twitter. These were the same statistics shown at the Mermaids event in London on October 14, the event that anyone critical of child transition was […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mermaids CEO Reveals Her Views

Mermaids is a registered charity and the UK’s main support group for “gender variant young people” up to the age of 19, plus their families and the professionals involved in their care. Mermaids also provides resources and gives advice to schools, social services, local authorities, police forces, the NHS, Childline, Scouts and ‘many more.’ CEO […]