What’s going on in the teenage brain?
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What’s going on in the teenage brain?

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Transgender Trend published a new article this week called 'The Teenage Brain'. Consultant Neuropsychologist Dr Sallie Baxendale presents a brief overview of how the teenage brain develops over a period…

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A History of Affirmation
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A History of Affirmation

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A huge thank you to SunMum, a Bayswater Parent who has researched and recorded this history of the affirmative approach to treating gender confusion in young people emerged in the…

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The Judicial Review of Puberty Blockers

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After the judgement in December 2020, leave to appeal was granted and the appeal case will be heard on 23rd June 2020. The increasing legal costs being incurred are being…

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Mum A’s Story

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Mum A's Story I would like to thank Bayswater Support Group, for giving us this opportunity to promote our legal case against the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust. This is…

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What do we know – Cornell University

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At some point, most of our parents have been told by our children that gender transition is the only treatment for gender dysphoria, that it is a miraculous cure for…

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A New Way to Be Mad

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This article from The Atlantic discusses the phenomenon of apotemnophilia: the attraction to the idea of being an amputee. Some sufferers will even go so far as to seek out…

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Detrasitioners: Videos

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Transgender Trend wrote an article addressing the rise in YouTube vloggers describing their own transition through an ideological lens, and the influence this might have on young women who are…

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Transgender Trend: A fantastic resource for parents

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Transgender Trend is an organisation of parents, professionals and academics based in the UK who are concerned about the current trend to diagnose children as transgender, including the unprecedented number…

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My Brief Spell as an Activist

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Lucy Kross Wallace is a young autistic woman, who describes her gradual slide into social justice activism via autism advocacy and how she developed the self-awareness to see that her…

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Alice Hope: Supporting a Trans Teen

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Australian mother Alice Hope created a YouTube channel with helpful advice on how to support a trans-identified teen. From advice on names and pronouns to responding to requests for binders,…

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Benjamin Boyce: Detransitioners

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Benjamin Boyce has created a series of sensitive and in-depth interviews with men and women who have pursued medical transition and then, having found it was not the solution they…

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Our Top Ten Tips

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Our Top Ten Tips 1. Listen to your child This is the most important bit of advice: at first, listen. If your child tells you they are trans, or are…

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FAQ

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Frequently Asked Questions What is gender dysphoria? Gender dysphoria is the term used to describe the distress and discomfort experienced when a person feels their biological sex does not align…

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Dysphoric: A Four-part Documentary Series

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Dysphoric - Fleeing Womanhood Like a House on Fire is a four part documentary looking at the effect of gender identity ideology on women and girls. It includes interview excerpts…

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Books on Transitioning

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Here we make some suggestions of books that may help you to understand more about transitioning: social, medical and/or surgical. From books on the current provision of transgender health, to…

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Breast Binding – Self Harm or Gender Care?

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What is binding? Binding is the practice of flattening breasts with constrictive materials to give the impression of a flatter, more masculine appearing chest. It is most commonly associated with…

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Articles: Therapist Lisa Marchiano

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The parents I speak with overwhelmingly love their children. They are interested in supporting their children in growing to adulthood with healthy bodies. They want to support their child’s emerging…

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Video: Sasha Ayad

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Sasha Ayad is a therapist who works with children and young people who struggle with issues around their gender identity and gender dysphoria. She co-hosts the podcast Gender: A Wider…

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Podcast: Gender – A Wider Lens

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Psychotherapists Stella O'Malley and Sasha Ayad take a look at gender from a psychological perspective in their podcast Gender: A Wider Lens. Is gender identity a facilitation of development and…

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Documentary: Trans Kids – It’s Time to Talk.

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This documentary from psychotherapist Stella O'Malley considers the huge rise in numbers of young people embarking on gender transition, through the prism of the gender identity issues that she experienced…

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Louis Theroux – Transgender Kids

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Louis Theroux travels to San Francisco where a group of pioneering medical professionals help children who say they were born in the wrong body transition from boy to girl or…

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BBC This World Documentary – Transgender Kids

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“In this challenging documentary, BBC Two's award-winning This World strand travels to Canada, where one of the world's leading experts in childhood gender dysphoria...lost his job for challenging the new…

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An A to Z of Terms

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An A to Z of Sex and Gender Sometimes the language our children use to describe their experiences can be confusing; whilst some words might be completely new to us,…

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Adult Gender Clinics: A Clinician’s View

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We are very grateful for the following comments from a former senior clinician at an adult NHS gender clinic which, we hope, will help to inform parents of vulnerable adults…

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Detransition Story: Watson

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Sinead Watson is a woman who identified as trans and underwent medical and surgical transition in her 20s and has now detransitioned, realising she mistakenly thought that transition would solve…

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Parent Story: From Blue to Pink

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The following is a personal account, first written as two blog posts by one of our parents, reproduced by kind permission of @Feudaltimes. My daughter is extremely bright, most articulate…

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Parent Story: Helen

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Until July 2016 we were a standard family. My husband, me and our two children – one son and one daughter. We raised our children to believe that toys, activities…

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Gender Issues for Autistic girls

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This article first appeared on the Autism Hampshire website. It is reproduced here with kind permission of the Author. Advice for Parents with Gender Atyptical Daughters  I write this article…

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Puberty Blockers: A Letter to a Parent

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Background Those of us who give our time to our support group do so because we want to help fellow parents who are facing the same difficult parenting decisions as…

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Gender change is no fix for Autism

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The Australian Article (paywall) The story was also covered in The Daily Mail. Article in The Australian, quoting Tony Attwood's statement that gender change in children could lead to later…

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