Resources

We want to equip you with the knowledge to support your child and advocate for them at school or college, in healthcare settings and in the wider community. We have drawn together resources – from book reviews and documentaries, to podcasts, blogs and peer reviewed research – which we hope you’ll find helpful.

  • Advice
  • Autism/ADHD
  • Transitioning
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • School & College
  • Detransition
  • Young Adults
  • Cultural Context
  • Books

A History of Affirmation

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 latter half of the 20th century. How did the affirmative ...
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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 ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

Erin Brewer: Interview series with detransitioners

Erin Brewer has interviewed several detransitioners about their experiences, what led to their trans identification and how they came to detransition. At the end of this post is a list of the detransitioner interviews she has conducted and we have ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

Books on Autism and Neurodevelopment

There is a well-documented link between autism and gender dysphoria and emerging evidence of a similar link with other neurodevelopmental conditions, such as ADHD. Whether your child has a diagnosis or you are wondering if it is a possibility, we ...
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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 ...
Read More

Autism expert concerned over autistic girls declaring a transgender identity

In The Times Newspaper, a global expert on autism, Prof Christopher Gillberg, says autistic girls are adopting trans identities as they are ‘particularly vulnerable to seizing on a single answer ‘to the lifelong identity problems they have suffered.’ The Times ...
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Gender change is no fix for Autism

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 mental health problems ...
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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 ...
Read More

What do we know – Cornell University

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 all the feelings they have about themselves and their bodies ...
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GIDS Whistleblower Marcus Evans: Why I quit the Tavistock

Marcus Evans explains in his article for Quillette why he felt compelled to resign as a Governor at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, which runs the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS), the NHS's only gender identity clinic for children, ...
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Transgender Trend: A fantastic resource for parents

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 of teenage girls suddenly self-identifying as ‘trans’. They have a ...
Read More

When Children Say They’re Trans By Jesse Singal

In July 2018, Journalist Jesse Singal wrote an article for The Atlantic, a left leaning US magazine with a long history and a good reputation. It caused outrage to pro-affirmation lobby groups, clinicians and individuals. Singal was accused of transphobia ...
Read More

Benjamin Boyce: Gender, Sexuality and Transition

Benjamin Boyce is an ex-pre-school teacher who began making videos about his experiences of being a student at Evergreen State College in Washington State, USA, during the events of June 2017. If you don't know about, or haven't even heard ...
Read More

The Times Investigation: Raising Concerns About GIDS

The Concerns On 8th April 2020, The Times ran a series of articles about worries over the treatment of children at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust Gender Identity Development Service. As well as concerns about inadequate assessment, whistleblowing staff ...
Read More

The Trans Train and Transgender Regret Documentaries

Investigative journalists in Sweden have now produced three reports looking at the treatment given to those who seek gender transition, and who later regret their decision. All three parts are in Swedish with English subtitles. Part 1: The lack of ...
Read More

Dysphoric: A Four-part Documentary Series

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 from detransitioners, clinicians and wider interested parties, together with illustrative ...
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Books on Transitioning

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 essays on transition in children and biographical accounts, we aim ...
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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 ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

Podcast: Gender – A Wider Lens

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 expression of creativity, or can it be a defense against ...
Read More

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

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 when she was a child. View Trans Kids: It's time ...
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Louis Theroux – Transgender Kids

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 girl to boy at ever younger ages. At the Child ...
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BBC Panorama – Trans Kids:Why Medicine Matters

Doctors are divided about the best way to help young people - so what is the evidence? Dr Faye Kirkland investigates how much we understand about the care being offered to transgender children in this documentary for Panorama ...
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BBC This World Documentary – Transgender Kids

“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 orthodoxy that children know best. Speaking on TV for the ...
Read More

BBC Newsnight Coverage of Gender Transition, GIDS and Detransition

The Gender Identity Development Service at The Tavistock Centre in London has been caught up in a lot of negative press in recent years. Deb Cohen and Hannah Barnes have worked hard to produce balanced, factual news coverage of some ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

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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Statement to The Mail On Sunday about Puberty Blockers

On Sunday 16th January 2021, Sanchez Manning reported in The Mail on Sunday about GenderCare, a private clinic treating young people wishing to take cross sex hormones. We were asked for comment, and here is our written statement in full ...
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Autism expert concerned over autistic girls declaring a transgender identity

In The Times Newspaper, a global expert on autism, Prof Christopher Gillberg, says autistic girls are adopting trans identities as they are ‘particularly vulnerable to seizing on a single answer ‘to the lifelong identity problems they have suffered.’ The Times ...
Read More

Mental Health in Trans-identified Adolescents

There is ample evidence to suggest that the current cohort of children and young people presenting with gender dysphoria are different from the almost exclusively pre-pubescent males previously seen. Not only are they now predominantly female, but they often present ...
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Overvalued ideas and a deeply held belief about identity

Sometimes we can see our children's immersion in this new identity as a sort of delusion: the unshakeable belief in something that is untrue. Previously intellectual young people, often with a love of science, are suddenly taken with the concept ...
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A New Way to Be Mad

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 surgeons who will perform amputations of healthy limbs. The same ...
Read More

A Harvard Psychiatrist explains our Social Justice Warriors

In this article, Abigail Shrier interviews Harvard Psychiatrist Harold Bursztajn, about Generation Z (those born after 1995) and how living their lives online encourages a dichotomous view of the world and contributes to increased mental health issues. "So many among ...
Read More

Gender: A Wider Lens Episode 16 – Gender Dysphoria – What It’s Like For Parents

Although we have posted a link to Sasha Ayad and Stella O'Malley's fantastic podcast series before, we thought this episode deserved a special mention of its own. This episode highlights how isolating it can be for parents whose child has ...
Read More

The Times Investigation: Raising Concerns About GIDS

The Concerns On 8th April 2020, The Times ran a series of articles about worries over the treatment of children at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust Gender Identity Development Service. As well as concerns about inadequate assessment, whistleblowing staff ...
Read More

School Refusal: What to do when your child is reluctant to go to school

Many of our parents have reported that their trans-identified child has experienced a period of time when they were out of full-time education, whether for a few weeks or several years. Whilst dealing with a child or young person experiencing ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

Articles: Therapist Lisa Marchiano

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 identity by allowing wide-ranging exploration of different orientations and interests ...
Read More

Video: Sasha Ayad

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 Lens with Stella O’Malley, as well has having produced a ...
Read More

Podcast: Gender – A Wider Lens

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 expression of creativity, or can it be a defense against ...
Read More

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

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 when she was a child. View Trans Kids: It's time ...
Read More

BBC Panorama – Trans Kids:Why Medicine Matters

Doctors are divided about the best way to help young people - so what is the evidence? Dr Faye Kirkland investigates how much we understand about the care being offered to transgender children in this documentary for Panorama ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

The Importance of an Unhappy Adolescence

It's miserable to be unhappy in your teenage years - but it is also profoundly important. It's hard to imagine adulthood going well if there haven't been quite a few tears at 15 ...
Read More

Mental Health in Trans-identified Adolescents

There is ample evidence to suggest that the current cohort of children and young people presenting with gender dysphoria are different from the almost exclusively pre-pubescent males previously seen. Not only are they now predominantly female, but they often present ...
Read More

What’s going on in the teenage brain?

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 of time, how this ongoing process is complex and how ...
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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 ...
Read More

When sons become daughters: Parents of transitioning boys speak out

The changing demographic of young people presenting to gender clinics has hit the headlines in recent years, with a flipping of the sex ratio from predominantly male to overwhelmingly female. The vast majority (>90%) of parents in Lisa Littman's study ...
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Safe Schools Alliance: Factsheets and Template Letters for Parents

SSA UK works with schools and educators to ensure that school policies meet the safeguarding needs of all students, and that they do this whilst taking into account the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010. They aim to provide ...
Read More

Transgender Trend: A fantastic resource for parents

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 of teenage girls suddenly self-identifying as ‘trans’. They have a ...
Read More

When Children Say They’re Trans By Jesse Singal

In July 2018, Journalist Jesse Singal wrote an article for The Atlantic, a left leaning US magazine with a long history and a good reputation. It caused outrage to pro-affirmation lobby groups, clinicians and individuals. Singal was accused of transphobia ...
Read More

Trans Kids vs. Gay Kids: The Battle Over Gender Non-Conforming Children

Arty Morty is a gay man who has significant concerns that many children who would otherwise grow up to be gay, are being directed down the path to ‘being trans’. In this YouTube video, he discusses being gay vs being ...
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Alice Hope: Supporting a Trans Teen

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, there is a lot of really helpful advice in this ...
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Gender: A Wider Lens Episode 16 – Gender Dysphoria – What It’s Like For Parents

Although we have posted a link to Sasha Ayad and Stella O'Malley's fantastic podcast series before, we thought this episode deserved a special mention of its own. This episode highlights how isolating it can be for parents whose child has ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

School Refusal: What to do when your child is reluctant to go to school

Many of our parents have reported that their trans-identified child has experienced a period of time when they were out of full-time education, whether for a few weeks or several years. Whilst dealing with a child or young person experiencing ...
Read More

You’re Not Trans. You’re Just Weird: A Letter From a Mother to Her Son

This heartfelt letter was posted on Medium.com, but taken down within hours. We have reproduced it here with kind permission of Donna M. My dear, sweet, son, I’ve got to break it to you: you’re not trans, you’re just weird ...
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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 ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

Articles: Therapist Lisa Marchiano

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 identity by allowing wide-ranging exploration of different orientations and interests ...
Read More

Video: Sasha Ayad

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 Lens with Stella O’Malley, as well has having produced a ...
Read More

Podcast: Gender – A Wider Lens

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 expression of creativity, or can it be a defense against ...
Read More

Louis Theroux – Transgender Kids

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 girl to boy at ever younger ages. At the Child ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

Books on Parenting and Adolescence

Parenting teens can be difficult at the best of times, and sometimes we all need a little help or direction. We provide some suggestions for books you may find helpful to improve communication and interaction with teens and young adults ...
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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 ...
Read More

The Importance of an Unhappy Adolescence

It's miserable to be unhappy in your teenage years - but it is also profoundly important. It's hard to imagine adulthood going well if there haven't been quite a few tears at 15 ...
Read More

BMJ Rapid Response: Supporting Parents of Children with Gender Dysphoria

Our BMJ Rapid Response, published 27 January 2020 at https://www.bmj.com/content/368/bmj.m215/rr-0 in response to this article by Sally Howard about the difficulties faced by GPs caring for young people with gender dysphoria. Supporting parents of children with gender dysphoria With 4000 ...
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Safe Schools Alliance: Factsheets and Template Letters for Parents

SSA UK works with schools and educators to ensure that school policies meet the safeguarding needs of all students, and that they do this whilst taking into account the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010. They aim to provide ...
Read More

Transgender Trend: A fantastic resource for parents

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 of teenage girls suddenly self-identifying as ‘trans’. They have a ...
Read More

School Refusal: What to do when your child is reluctant to go to school

Many of our parents have reported that their trans-identified child has experienced a period of time when they were out of full-time education, whether for a few weeks or several years. Whilst dealing with a child or young person experiencing ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

A Typology of Gender Detransition and Its Implications for Healthcare Providers

This open-access article discusses how important it is to look at detransition from a research perspective, highlighting the comparative lack of discussion and resources aimed at identify and supporting individuals who decide to desist from pursuing gender transition. Gender detransition ...
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Detrasitioners: Videos

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 confused or questioning their own identities. But with the rising ...
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Transgender Trend: A fantastic resource for parents

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 of teenage girls suddenly self-identifying as ‘trans’. They have a ...
Read More

When Children Say They’re Trans By Jesse Singal

In July 2018, Journalist Jesse Singal wrote an article for The Atlantic, a left leaning US magazine with a long history and a good reputation. It caused outrage to pro-affirmation lobby groups, clinicians and individuals. Singal was accused of transphobia ...
Read More

Erin Brewer: Interview series with detransitioners

Erin Brewer has interviewed several detransitioners about their experiences, what led to their trans identification and how they came to detransition. At the end of this post is a list of the detransitioner interviews she has conducted and we have ...
Read More

Benjamin Boyce: Detransitioners

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 thought it would be, have subsequently detransitioned. The full series ...
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Benjamin Boyce: Gender, Sexuality and Transition

Benjamin Boyce is an ex-pre-school teacher who began making videos about his experiences of being a student at Evergreen State College in Washington State, USA, during the events of June 2017. If you don't know about, or haven't even heard ...
Read More

The Trans Train and Transgender Regret Documentaries

Investigative journalists in Sweden have now produced three reports looking at the treatment given to those who seek gender transition, and who later regret their decision. All three parts are in Swedish with English subtitles. Part 1: The lack of ...
Read More

Dysphoric: A Four-part Documentary Series

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 from detransitioners, clinicians and wider interested parties, together with illustrative ...
Read More

A Message of Hope for Dysphoric Young People, From Five Anonymous Detransitioners

Five detransitioners, five personal stories of overcoming gender dysphoria. 1. Time is not your enemy when it comes to medical transition. Young people with gender dysphoria are routinely presented with media that normalizes suicidal behavior. However, the reality is it’s ...
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Articles: Therapist Lisa Marchiano

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 identity by allowing wide-ranging exploration of different orientations and interests ...
Read More

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

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 when she was a child. View Trans Kids: It's time ...
Read More

BBC This World Documentary – Transgender Kids

“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 orthodoxy that children know best. Speaking on TV for the ...
Read More

BBC Newsnight Coverage of Gender Transition, GIDS and Detransition

The Gender Identity Development Service at The Tavistock Centre in London has been caught up in a lot of negative press in recent years. Deb Cohen and Hannah Barnes have worked hard to produce balanced, factual news coverage of some ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

Detransition Story: Watson

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 the issues she had. To the parents of trans-identified children, ...
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How We Could Reform ‘Transition to Adulthood’ care in the NHS

A look at seamless transition – not of gender, but from childhood to adult life. How well does the NHS ...
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Podcast: Gender – A Wider Lens

Psychotherapists Stella O'Malley and Sasha Ayad take a look at gender from a psychological perspective in their podcast Gender: A ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

A New Way to Be Mad

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 surgeons who will perform amputations of healthy limbs. The same ...
Read More

A Harvard Psychiatrist explains our Social Justice Warriors

In this article, Abigail Shrier interviews Harvard Psychiatrist Harold Bursztajn, about Generation Z (those born after 1995) and how living their lives online encourages a dichotomous view of the world and contributes to increased mental health issues. "So many among ...
Read More

When Children Say They’re Trans By Jesse Singal

In July 2018, Journalist Jesse Singal wrote an article for The Atlantic, a left leaning US magazine with a long history and a good reputation. It caused outrage to pro-affirmation lobby groups, clinicians and individuals. Singal was accused of transphobia ...
Read More

My Brief Spell as an Activist

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 Social Justice activism was anything but just. The more determined ...
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Dysphoric: A Four-part Documentary Series

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 from detransitioners, clinicians and wider interested parties, together with illustrative ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

Society didn’t anticipate the steep rise in number of children questioning their gender over the past decade and to a large extent is still considering its significance and implications. We offer some title suggestions as a way for parents to read around the subject, and to situate their own family’s experiences within a wider context.

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