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1/"Identity with" was too ambiguous to be a reliable predictor of need for medical intervention come puberty, instead, the problem with DSM-IV GIDC was the lack of requirement for physical dysphoria - #GenderIncongruence - which a reanalysis of…
2/… of 🇳🇱 research showed was the sole reliable indicator/symptom linked to persistence. This was always known (📽️ Head of 🇳🇱 clinic, 1995) but #ConversionTherapy clinics instead insisted GNC symptoms - which they claimed indicated pre-trans kids…
3/…who they could "cure" - be included, and then, when the kids swept in by that didn't meet the different criteria for GD of Adolescents & Adults, which applied as soon as puberty started, they claimed - & still claim - they'd "desisted". Their clinics didn't even record…
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Our 1st #LGBTQI #Youth News Bulletin is out. Here's a recap of some of the major news & policy developments that happened in the Council of Europe Region in June 2022 from an LGBTQI Youth perspective. [1/9]

📰 Read our full Bulletin down this thread or on
🏳️‍⚧️ #Cycling, #Swimming and #Rugby’s International Governing Bodies Impose New Anti-#Trans Rulings [2/9]
🇷🇴 #Romania to Potentially Prohibit the Dissemination of Information on #LGBTQI Issues [3/9]
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@73inlancs @janethooton_ @ErinInTheMorn @fifi_EY 1/ The 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 government decided pediatric gender care in England would be a monopoly contract (a Labour minister, in 2008), despite all other NHS patients officially being entitled to a choice of providers, & second opinions on diagnoses & treatment, & gave it to GIDS, which has…
@73inlancs @janethooton_ @ErinInTheMorn @fifi_EY 2/…always advocated that trans minors & their families must have no alternative source of care, & subsequent Tory ministers have personally put their signature on renewals of it, and even personally rejected proposals for improvement that have been put forward by NHS England…
@73inlancs @janethooton_ @ErinInTheMorn @fifi_EY 3/…as a result of wider & public consultation. They & their civil servants listen only to GIDS on trans minors - it was GIDS advised against <18s being allowed #GenderRecognition in 2004, & since, on the basis that no one under 18 can be certain of their gender identity, just…
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@HarryJosieGiles 1/ You may not be familiar with transition problems faced by trans minors in the UK, especially outside Scotland. For decades the government/NHS were able to ban all transition by having commital to asylums (including ECT) as official policy. This was replaced in 1989 by a…
@HarryJosieGiles 2/… monopoly, psychoanalytically-led clinic that refused any medical intervention even when the HBIGDA SOC allowed HRT at 16, & tried its best to discourage any transition, not least by promoting hopelessness. It promulgated national guidelines so no other doctor dared treat…
@HarryJosieGiles 3/… minors differently. Doctors who helped patients independently have consistently been ruined. Any patient even having sought treatment elsewhere was denied all further NHS gender treatment until adult. All that was endorsed as government policy - signed off personally by…
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We will completely reform of the Gender Recognition Act, removing the requirement for medical reports, scrap the fee and recognise non-binary gender identities.

#GenderRecognition #BrighterFuture #GE2019 @LibDems
Require schools to introduce gender-neutral uniform policies and break down outdated gender stereostypes of certain subjects.

#GenderRecognition #BrighterFuture #GE2019 @LibDems
Introduce an ‘X’ gender option on passports and extend equality law to cover gender identity and expression, ensuring a #BrighterFuture for everyone.

#GenderRecognition #GE2019 @LibDems
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@freddymcconnell 1/ Other than agreeing on TERFs, & thanking you for bringing the report to my attention, I must disagree. It is a very weak, & grossly overdue stab at the issue from @IGLYO, & useless as guidance on how to progress the much needed cause of #GenderRecognition for trans children.
@freddymcconnell @IGLYO 2/ I cannot imagine why @IGLYO accepted a report that neglected all the vital evidence from the Americas, utterley ignores the vital contribution of parents of trans children in campaigns, &, worst of all, ignores how denial of access to gender care for adolescents affects all…
@freddymcconnell @IGLYO 3/…all other rights. And then the report gets wrong many of is "facts"; eg the wait to access anyone who can "diagnose" gender dysphoria - required for UK #GenderRecognition - is 5+yrs, & no help access elsewhere is "reimbursed". The report has zero guidance on how Norway…
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@drkamillak @guardian @TransMediaWatch @Mermaids_Gender 1/ Worse than that, he was head of nursing in a trust that does no nursing. There is no nursing there of trans people. His publications are entirely trying to sell psychoanalysis as relevant to nursing. Now, as freelance, he is trying to sell it as relevant to trans children.
@drkamillak @guardian @TransMediaWatch @Mermaids_Gender 2/ Several at the psychoanalytically-based Tavi are trying to overturn NHS policy that it never pays for psychoanalysis, using trans children as the wedge. One might have thought that was a vested interest to bother the Guardian, but it has staff with links to psychoanalysis.
@drkamillak @guardian @TransMediaWatch @Mermaids_Gender 3/ Let us recall that the contract the Tavi have with NHSEngland for a monopoly of care of trans minors excludes psychoanalysis, but it is up for review. And remember too psychoanalysis is very intrusive/lengthy/expensive & has zero evidence base of being effective.
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@LisaTMullin @WhatTheTrans 1/ No the both of you, that is BS. LGB, ever since "coming out" was named, have done so in their teens & peaking in 30s was never a thing. Trans is very different. Perhaps if you spoke to us who have been advocating on kids for decades?
@LisaTMullin @WhatTheTrans 2/ Paediatric clinic referrals have rocketed, relatively, for a succession of reasons that the Tavi know well but never discuss because it wants the "panic" reaction - it is a psyschoanalytic centre & wants the ban on trying to "cure" NHS trans (of all ages) by that means ended.
@LisaTMullin @WhatTheTrans 3/ Not because that would work - it never, ever has - but because psychoanalysts at the Tavi have huge personal investments in promoting their belief. Remember that the Tavi now owns CX adult GIC too, as well as GIDS - both the world's largest.
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@AshKSkeet 1/ I've been pushing #PubertyWithPeers for decades now, against slowly decreasing opposition. Doctors like Spack & Gooren hated being asked to justify denying puberty until 16. Those at UCLH just hide behind the therapists at GIDS tho.
@AshKSkeet 2/ Yet the 1st pre-pubertal trans girl on📽️ was heading for puberty at the same time as her twin sister (before male puberty), sparking revelation on film that GIDS had written UK endocrine guidelines banning that, & Green to state he disagreed with those
@AshKSkeet 3/ Deutsch's support for it on HuffPoLive (& in lectures), alongside a therapist saying these normal timings are vital, was studiously ignored by the "towering pinnacles". But I watched Olson - a friend of Deutsch - carefully circling the issue on yesterdays podcast.
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@velobabe @TeamGender @transmum1 1/ GIDS's founder (who is still on staff) is a Kleinian psychoanalyst. They believe there is a necessary path to full development (hence "Gender Identity _Development_ Service") & a failure at a stage, such as understanding that all males must become men, can be overcome, with…
@velobabe @TeamGender @transmum1 2/…extensive psychoanalysis, if the patient cooperates, if the issue originated during a "paranoid-schizoid" phase (they see humans as only experiencing 2 types of phases throughout life, either that sort, or "depressive" ones - weird, eh?). So first they have to determine…
@velobabe @TeamGender @transmum1 3/…by extensive therapy, if there is an issue, then if the patient will cooperate, if so then in the type of phase it was established, & then they need to psychoanalyse the child (which many would say is a problematic situation regarding power differential). Anna Freud, who…
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@anna_carlile 1/ Those are all topics that deserve research - indeed far more than most topics "leading researchers" like Zucker have wasted years on (eg "Are AMAB girls more attractive than male peers"), but there are several others too, that medics, especially, have neglected for too long…
@anna_carlile 2/ such as:-
a) What Tanner stage of "male puberty" needs to be avoided to prevent hands & feet exceeding normal women's sizes, in those so predisposed?
b) Is there an intervention could stop the "female" restriction of height in AFAB boys?
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c) Practiced ears can diagnose male Tanner 2 from voice changes. Does that reverse if agonists or hormones are started before Tanner 3, or should, in the very clear cases where "desistance" never occurs (eg 📽️), Tanner 2 be avoided too?
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@SurvivorsnetBtn @RASASC_London @survivorstrust @Danvers07943910 @ObjectUK @BrightonSurvivorsNET “In the light of a highly disturbing increase of #transphobia locally & nationally…” IF everything anybody says or does is #transphobia, of course you can say it is rising. Any reputable statistics?
@SurvivorsnetBtn @RASASC_London @survivorstrust @Danvers07943910 @ObjectUK “…so the date @Womans_Place_UK event feels like a concerted effort to make #trans ppl, & particularly #transwomen, feel #intimidated and #invalidated” Is it the position of SN that the sensitivities of #transwomen mean that #democracy should be suspended any time they say so?
@SurvivorsnetBtn @RASASC_London @survivorstrust @Danvers07943910 @ObjectUK @Womans_Place_UK #Transwomen do face special challenges but they remain #bio #logical #males but it is fine for them #Gender express as ‘women’ but with the best will in the world, they remain #bio #logically #male @WomenEqualities @Commonswomequ @PennyMordaunt @MariaMillerUK @LesleySemmens
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