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10 Apr, 4 tweets, 2 min read
WPATH is a curious nonprofit: no conflict of interest policy (highly unusual); managed by a for-profit company w/ a stake in pharma companies. And now WPATH's own journal has invented a new definition of financial conflict of interest: "𝙙𝙪𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 the writing of the article."/1
Every person on this list is fighting for their livelihood: they have staked their carriers on medically transing youth. They can't afford neutrality and integrity. How is this for a COI? Then, Veritas, which manages WPATH and has a stake in PB Pharma companies, gets to benefit/2
Perhaps it's no surprise that when groups of scientists with NO financial interest in perpetuating transitioning of minors examine the data, they come to vasty different conclusions../3
Yet, the people who have staked their careers on transing youth, but who had no conflict "during the writing of the article", find the data (e.g., Turban's favorite online sample, and misquoting of Costa's findings) to be rock-solid. /4

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11 Apr
You are the average of your 5 friends. In research, you are the average of the references you rely on. The Dutch team's choice to quote Turban and his debunked work speaks volumes. The UK ruling's put them in the survival mode. They r getting desparate. /1
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This is the same team that rightly criticized Turban's earlier claim that autism is curable w/transition.
To use their own words, relying on Turban's laughable study "seems counterproductive and not contributing to better care for those who need it". /2
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Turban has quite a reputation in the scientific community. A medical trainee with a huge ego and a God savior complex, he is known for his thirst for the limelight, ad hominem attacks on researchers who challenge him, and a proclivity for online samples/3
Read 10 tweets
10 Apr
Disappointed, but not surprised, by the Dutch team's recent capitulation. They had already let down the world by NOT alerting the medical community that their protocol was being wrongly applied worldwide (ROGD youth was disqualified from their studies)./1
It must have been an amazing high, to watch your tiny but ambitious experiment--which used the power of hormones to turn feminine boys into nearly perfect replicas of girls, and vice versa --to go viral in the world. Did this "high" impair judgment? Why did they NOT speak out? /2
Then, Detrans voices got louder. The Dutch got concerned, rushed to reanalyze their data. There WAS a major sex ratio flip in their data too. Instead of digging further, they picked a few inconsequential similarities between past v current cases, and quickly buried the concern./3
Read 11 tweets
10 Apr
Staff editor @nytimes, @bokatlindell asks good questions in his opinion piece. Why all the laws targeting trans issues? Party-politics aside, what's the debate? Yet his answer is disappointingly, squarely political: "it's the right-wing conspiracy." /1
As a life-long democrat, let me answer these questions, Twitter-style.
1. Why now? In the last 5 yrs, there has been a massive increase in youth self-id as trans. We r talking 2+ million in US alone today, vs. a few thousand for decades prior. A truly unprecedented phenomenon /1
2. Coinciding with this shift (which baffles even the most experienced gender experts who worked with this population for 30+ yrs), is a huge push for pathologizing of gender-non-conforming behaviors, and medicalizing youth with experimental hormones and surgeries. /2
Read 9 tweets
19 Mar
It's a poorly-held secret that most researchers and gender medicine experts roll their eyes at Jack Turban (even if few take on him publicly: he is litigious).

Exhibit 1: Per Jack, the ASD (autism)-GD link is a myth invented by the media.
The Dutch (who pioneered transition for kids, and should in theory be rooting for Jack) are not amused. After decimating Jack's shoddy analysis, they say this: "This seems counterproductive and not contributing to better care for those who need it." /2 jaacap.org/article/S0890-…
Another team of 21 (!!) pro-trans researchers signed a letter decimating Jack's claims that the autism/GD link is a figment of transphobic imagination. They are concerned that Jack is “perpetuating misunderstanding…[that ]places individuals at risk” /3
Read 10 tweets
29 Nov 20
Guess what. The Dutch DID test 2 groups of adolescents: those who were given SRS, and those who were denied/told to wait. (BTW the Dutch would NOT treat anyone with adolescent-onset GD biomedically: it was viewed as too recent/likely due to homosexuality, fettish or confusion)./1
The Dutch found that the "treated" group resolved their GD, but GD also improved in the untreated group! Social functioning was comparable. What happens later, as the treated group deals with infertility/sex issues, while untreated continues to resolve their internal conflict? /2
Clearly, the Dutch model has issues. Those who were denied treatment improved, and may continue to improve. The "treated" group GD functioned v.well both pre- and post- SRS. We know from adult SRS studies the honeymoon is 10 yrs. Which group will fair better long-term? We DK. /3
Read 6 tweets
21 Nov 20
As many people know, in a New York minute, @PsychToday published, and than swiftly removed an article about trans-identified young people disowning their parents-a known fact to the parents, but apparently a novel narrative to the happily uninitiated /1
The article was pulled within minutes, after what looked like a coordinated attack by the TRAs. Comments from grateful and concerned parents were drowned out by the "How dare yous". Not surprising to anyone anymore, is it? /2

The comments illustrate perfectly what's going on in the gender debate. It's not hard to see who the unhinged bully is, and who is the reasonable voice in this conversation. But we live in the world were bullies win. /3
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