Resources: Bayswater Materials

Keira Bell, Susan Evans, Mrs A and the Judicial Review of Puberty Blockers

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 covered by crowdfunding. There is still time to donate to ...
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Our Top Ten Tips

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 unsure of their gender, perhaps it will shock you, so ...
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FAQ

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 with their internal sense of being male or female (or ...
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Breast Binding – Self Harm or Gender Care?

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 those who identify as transgender, though it has also been ...
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Information to Share with Your Child’s Doctor or School

Amongst the many issues members of Bayswater Support ask for our help with is sourcing information to share with schools and healthcare settings. We have brought together some of the best review articles, research papers and news articles we think ...
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Talking Therapy: Is No Therapy Better Than Bad Therapy?

Access to a therapist is often the first thing that parents consider when their child tells them about their trans identity. Maybe your child already has already been seeing a therapist, because of underlying mental health issues. Whether privately or ...
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An A to Z of Terms

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, others we thought we understood are used to describe completely ...
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Parenting a Young Adult with Gender Dysphoria

We are very grateful to one of our members who has kindly offered the following account of their experience as the mum of a young adult who is transitioning (for a clinician's view of adult clinics, click here). If your ...
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Adult Gender Clinics: A Clinician’s View

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 in navigating the system. For the experience of a mother ...
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Gender Issues for Autistic girls

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 from the perspective of an autistic female who used to ...
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Puberty Blockers: A Letter to a Parent

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 us. So of course we love to hear when our ...
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