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5 Jun, 10 tweets, 3 min read
Parents of ROGD kids. When your kids were in still diapers, WPATH was called the Harry Benjamin Foundation. Harry was a quack who, besides his passion for transitions, used turtle fluids to "cure" TB, and performed vasectomies to increase "vim and vigor" in middle aged men. /1
Then, in 2006, came a major re-branding. Eli Coleman, who is still a WPATH leader, unveiled his "10 principles" at a board retreat, and a new name was created. Each word in the name was strategically chosen to signal credibility that wasn't there. It was an aspirational name. /2
The 10 principles are a worth a read. "Let old paradigms die and new ones emerge", proclaimed principle 3. Take over public and religious institutions, change laws and policies. 10 years later (and a few hundred million $ from transwomen billionaires) they achieved these goals./3
I can now see why WPATH chooses to remain blind to the ROGD phenomenon. This is exactly what they wanted-that gender transitions are so common they are ubiquitous. Granted i don't think even they expected to be so widely "successful", this is exactly what they wanted. /4
We now have ample evidence that this train has gone badly off-rails with kids. Tens of thousands of youths with no prior gender issues are taking hormones, minors getting mastectomies, detransition growing. Principle 6 has become "𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬 sound and ethical research". /5
WPATH will be the victim of their own success. Giddy with the progress they have made in such a short time (billions of dollars is a great accelerator of ideas), they have abandoned their mission. They are now willfully working to hurt the population they claim to want to help./6
Read this fascinating paper illustrating just how recent of a pyramid scheme WPATH is, and how they worked to write psychotherapy out of WPATH "Standards of Care". /7
tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.108…
And learn about Harry Benjamin and his many other bizarre ideas. That this particular idea stuck, and stuck to teen girls (and some awkward & sensitive boys) in particular is an unfolding tragedy, one we must all work to stop. Many trans people agree. /8
stoptransingkids.wordpress.com/2020/06/02/who…
UK, Sweden, Finland, no longer follow WPATH. At this point, WPATH is an untrustworthy activist organization, drunk on its own power, irresponsibly refusing to acknowledge the profound unintended consequences of their activism. /9 segm.org/Sweden_ends_us…
The US needs to wake up. Which is hard to do with Rachel Levine, an activist transwoman, heading HHS and promoting Turban's "research" to make puberty blockers for youth as accessible as vitamin D. (BTW Jack's paper did not claim pre-post effect. Even he is not that reckless)./10

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15 Apr
@AnnelouDe @olsonista Annelou, for a long time many of us have looked to the Dutch team for your ethical approach to care for gender dysphoric youth (even if some disagreed). I understand you are feeling cornered by the UK judgement. But citing Turban's terrible research is discrediting your stance /1
@AnnelouDe @olsonista Do you know that the US researchers like Turban don't believe the basic fact (demonstrated by a dozen studies & acknowledged in the Dutch protocol) that most trans-identifying youth will NOT be trans-identifying adults; don't believe it's problematic to socially transition kids/2
@AnnelouDe @olsonista Do you realize that your careful protocol administered by experts in the Netherlands is being misused egregiously in the US; that kids with post-pubsecent onset of GD are not differentiated from childhood-onset; that "therapists" are required only to confirm a teen's self-dx /3
Read 12 tweets
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
doi.org/10.1080/268952…
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
linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S…
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
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
.segm.org/NICE_gender_me…
Read 4 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
eje.bioscientifica.com/view/journals/…
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
nytimes.com/2021/04/08/opi…
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.
pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29301673/
/1
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
pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30392631/
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