THREAD: powerful testimony by detransitioner@KLBfax "Parents who are reluctant or even alarmed about starting their children on a medical transition may be warned, “Would you rather have a dead daughter or a live son? ...I had suicidal thoughts as a teen."
"Suicidal thoughts indicate serious mental health problems that need assessment and proper care. When I told them at the Tavistock about these thoughts, that became another reason to put me on hormones quickly to improve my well-being. "
"But after the court ruling, the Tavistock released an internal study of a group of 44 patients who had started taking puberty blockers at ages 12 to 15. "
"It said that this treatment had failed to improve the mental state of patients, having “no significant effect on their psychological function, thoughts of self-harm, or body image.” Additionally, of those 44 patients, 43 went on to cross-sex hormones."
"This suggests blocking puberty isn’t providing a pause. It is giving a push." Thank you for your bravery and commitment to changing care for children and young people, Keira. Genspect stands with you 🦏

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16 Aug
A thread for #RogdAwarenessDay:
1. Three years ago today, August 16, 2018, a scientific journal published Lisa Littman’s study of 256 parental reports of adolescents experiencing a phenomenon described by Littman as 'Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria’… Image
2.Littman coined the term ROGD to describe the phenomenon of adolescents who having previously had no feelings of gender dysphoria suddenly felt extremely dysphoric and wished to transition. Image
3.Littman noted that ROGD could perhaps be a maladaptive social coping mechanism for other challenges, and often came about after extensive time spent online. Social contagion also seemed to be a factor Image
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8 Aug
Thread: Genspect parents say #NoThankYou. The recent debate around the participation of New Zealander transwoman Laurel Hubbard at the 2020 Olympic Games has inspired parents of gender-questioning children across New Zealand, Australia and the world…
We parents admire the grace and dignity of the medallists in that event, who responded to a question from the media about their thoughts on Laurel Hubbard’s “historic” inclusion in their event with a prolonged silence, followed by a single phrase: “No Thank You.”
Like parents, these athletes have been silenced, unable to say what they really think about issues that affect their lives and careers. Well, we are all tired of being silenced, and so we are uniting and speaking out.

We are saying #NoThankYou:

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