CHILDREN

I recall seeing a cartoon by a great cartoonist called Kathryn Lamb, which shows a teacher standing at the front of her class and asking those who are the same sex this term as last term to put their hands up. We all get the joke these days but it wouldn’t have made any sense when my kids were little.

When my daughter was in her third year of life, she announced she was a boy. Her brother ­put her straight. He was the big boy in the family and she was the little girl. She wasn’t best pleased and argued that she could be a boy if she wanted to.

I wasn’t particularly surprised that she either wanted to be a boy or believed she was one. She had short hair and hardly ever wore dresses, which meant she looked more like the boys than the girls in her picture books and she was mistaken for a boy every single time by strangers. What’s more, she didn’t know any girls. She had one older brother – two years her senior – and there was a dearth of girls her age amongst friends and neighbours, so all her playmates were boys. She would share a bedtime bath with her brother, so she knew they had different genitalia. But at that age she didn’t understand what that difference meant or what being a girl meant.

I responded to her declaration by telling her that she was in fact a girl, that there was no reason to want to be a boy because a girl could do everything a boy could do, that I was a girl myself albeit now grown up. Soon afterwards she started pre-school playgroup, where she met other little girls and that was the end of the matter. She was never a girly girl but she never again expressed a desire to be anything other than a girl. Whether she spent her childhood as I’d spent my own, secretly hating the fact that she was a girl, I don’t know.

That was back in 1990. I wonder, in today’s climate, whether anyone would have suggested she might actually be a boy born in the wrong body and, if so, whether she would have latched onto the idea and refused to let it go. This article, which describes a girl whose behaviour – rejecting dolls, playing football, etc – sounds exactly like my daughter’s, inclines me to think she would have. It actually doesn’t bear thinking about and my heart breaks for all parents who find themselves in this situation. I admit I find it hard not to judge those who take a different approach to the one I think I would have taken.

On this page I put links to websites of adults – parents, professionals and anyone else with something relevant to say – who are concerned with the rise in the number of children who want to transition, as well as to the stories of families who are going through it and to an assortment of articles, the inclusion of which isn’t intended to imply endorsement.

 

Campaigning, Support and Advice

4th Wave Now

“4thWaveNow was started by the mother of a teenage girl who suddenly announced she was a “trans man” after a few weeks of total immersion in YouTube transition vlogs.  (The daughter has since desisted from identifying as transgender.) After much research and fruitless searching for an alternative online viewpoint, this mom began writing about her deepening skepticism of the ever-accelerating medical and media fascination with the phenomenon of “transgender children.”

4thWaveNow has now expanded to feature not only the writing of the founder of this blog, but that of other parents, formerly trans-identified people, and people with professional expertise and experience with young people questioning their gender identity.”

Here is an interview with 4thWaveNow founder & her daughter Chiara 27.02.19.

Transgender Trend

“We are a group of parents based mainly in the UK, who are concerned about the current trend to diagnose ‘gender non-conforming’ children as transgender. We reject current conservative, reactionary, religious-fundamentalist views about sexuality and we have no political affiliation. We are also concerned about legislation which places transgender rights above the right to safety for girls and young women in public bathrooms and changing rooms.”

Click here to go straight to the page to download the Schools Resource Pack produced by Transgender Trend – the one that Stonewall representatives have been trying desperately to persuade teachers to dispose of without even reading it! A campaign by trans activists against crowdfunding for the production of more copies ultimately failed:  Fundraising site re-instates campaign to send transgender resource booklet to schools Independent

Parents of ROGD Kids

“We are a group of parents whose children have suddenly—seemingly out of the blue—decided they identify strongly with the opposite sex and are at various stages in transitioning. This is a new phenomenon that has only recently been identified. Researchers are calling it Rapid-Onset Gender Dysphoria (ROGD), and it is epidemic among our most vulnerable youth.

Our children are young, naïve and impressionable, many of them are experiencing emotional or social difficulties. They are strongly influenced by their peers and by the media, who are promoting the transgender lifestyle as popular, desirable and the solution to all of their problems. And they are being misled by authority figures, such as teachers, doctors and counselors, who rush to “affirm” their chosen gender without ever questioning why.”

A new report sounds the alarm on Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria National Post 

The study referred to in this article  can be read in full here: Rapid-onset gender dysphoria in adolescents and young adults: A study of parental reports Lisa Litman 16.08.18

See also: Gender dysphoria in adolescence: current perspectives

Gender Critical Support Board

“The Gender Critical Support Board is run for parents and families by parents and families who share the experience of coping with a child, teenager or young adult who believes she or he is transgender.
We are critical of the phenomenon of transgender youth growing at epidemic rates.
The forum provides support for parents and families who would like a thoughtful and cautious approach to intervention for their gender dysphoric child.”

The Kelsey Coalition

“The Kelsey Coalition is a national group of parents whose transgender-identifying children have been harmed by physicians, therapists, and clinics throughout the US. We share our experiences to help change the educational, mental health, and medical practices that have betrayed us, and failed our children.”

GCQ – Gender Health Query

Gender Health Query: New LGBT organization will address the “child/teen medical transition movement” 4th Wave Now 28.07.19

Finally, it may be worth checking The Homarchy blog for other Youth Trans Skeptical Websites.

Videos

Interview with child psychiatrist Alexander Korte

No One Is Born in ‘The Wrong Body William J Malone 24.09.19

Should you hide the sex of your child? Sky News item with Benjamin Butterworth and Sonia Poulton 18.09.19

I Was A Trans Kid Who Detransitioned…Why Conversion Therapy Bans Harm Trans Children  Erin Brewer 09.07.19

Unpacking Packers: Fake Penises for Girls Under Five Years Old Erin Brewer 19.04.19

Former Transgender Activist: Transitioning Is Dangerous—Especially For Youth Hacsi Horvath

The trans train – Swedish documentary raising concerns about the rise in transitioning girls. Upsetting.

The Shocking Medicalization of Gender Dysphoria Erin Brewer 13.04.19

Doctor Exposes Transgender Propaganda Michael Laidlaw 11.04.19

PUBERTY BLOCKERS AND THE TRANS MOVEMENT: Risks & Dangers to Kids with Stephanie Davies-Arai  Stephanie is interviewed by Deborrah Cooper

Is *This* Kind of Conversion Okay? Dr. Blanchard Puts *Truth* Back into Trans Issues, ex, Dr. Zucker

Doc Amitay interviews Ray Blanchard, who says a bit about Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria

“Teeny Tiny” Fake Penises for “Transgender Toddlers”? – Trans Activist Saluted by Pedophiles The Deprogrammer

Parody from the Posie Parker

Any resemblance to convict, Dr Helen Webberley, who features in a couple of the stories below, is purely intentional.

 

The Tavistock’s Experiment with Puberty Blockers

An appalling scandal has been taking place in the NHS: Hidden trials, suppressed results, misleading parents and children entering trials, ideologically driven treatments and cover ups. Here’s the paper by Michael Biggs – related news stories below.

Also check out the Transgender Trend website: Tavistock’s Experiment with Puberty Blockers: an Update Michael Biggs 22.07.19

 

Articles from blogs, newspapers and journals

2019 links

Letters to the Editor: Trans clinic is failing vulnerable children The Sunday Times 17.11.19

UoE to host speaker who said gender-fluidity in children is ‘made up nonsense’ The Edinburgh Tab 13.11.19

Coca-Cola runs commercial showing mothers helping transgender kids bind breasts, dress in drag dsrn.com 12.11.19

Seven-year-old at the centre of a transgender custody battle between his parents opts to go to school as a boy after his father told a judge he does not want him to transition into a girl or wear dresses Mail 08.11.19

Children as young as five treated at gender identity clinics – including dozens of Birmingham kids Birmingham Live 08.11.19

Hull mum teaches her four-year-old son that ‘men have periods too’ Hull Live 06.11.19

Parents battle ‘state‑sponsored sterilisation’ of trans children The Sunday Times 27.10.19

Parent of transgender child: ‘I thought the NHS would sort it out’ The Sunday Times 27.10.19

Texas judge rules father CAN fight to stop his transgender son, 7, transiting to a girl after he argued the child’s mother made him grow up wearing dresses and constantly told him ‘monsters eat little boys’ Mail 25.10.19

Even parents shouldn’t be able to OK chemical ‘transitions’ for little kids New York Post 24.10.19

Questions remain over puberty-blockers, as review clears study BBC 14.10.19

Britain’s first children’s gender identity clinic hired lawyers to ‘silence’ book publishers who warned the rocketing number of youngsters seeking to change sex is ‘becoming a scandal’ Mail on Sunday 13.10.19

Transgender rules for English schools face a backlash from women The Economist 03.10.19

‘A Doll For Everyone’: Meet Mattel’s Gender-Neutral Doll Time 25.09.19

Doctors back inquiry on kids’ trans care The Australian 25.09.19

‘A Doll For Everyone’: Meet Mattel’s Gender-Neutral Doll Time 25.09.19

Cult of gender identity is harming children Janice Turner in The Times 22.09.19

‘My girl became the youngest trans toddler… at just three years of age’  Mirror 21.09.19

When the Ideologues Come for the Kids NY Mag 20.09.19

Gender dysphoria in children: puberty blockers study draws further criticism (pdf) BMJ 20.09.19

Gender dysphoria in children: puberty blockers study draws further criticism (pdf) BMJ 20.09.19

When the Ideologues Come for the Kids NY Mag 20.09.19

Video: Should you hide the sex of your child? Sky News item with Benjamin Butterworth and Sonia Poulton 18.09.19

Girls must bow to trans rights in new rules for schools The Sunday Times 14.09.19

Parents outraged as London primary school makes its toilets unisex – ‘Not fair on kids’ Express 12.09.19

BBC films teach children of ‘100 genders, or more’ The Sunday Times 09.09.19

How the trans debate entered the classroom Spectator Life 04.09.19

BBC films teach children of ‘100 genders, or more’ The Sunday Times 09.09.19

The medicalization of gender non conforming children, and the vulnerability of lesbian youth. Charlie Evans 08.09.19

Girls schools could admit trans boys under proposals being considered by equalities watchdog Telegraph 31.08.19

Health chiefs to review service that gives transgender children as young as 10 puberty-blocking drugs Mail 26.08.19

Children as young as three could be helped to change gender on the basis of just a Skype call under NHS review Mail 25.08.19

Another unfortunate experiment? New Zealand’s transgender health policy and its impact on children Redline 20.10.19

Teenagers who identify as transgender taking powerful ‘puberty blocker’ drugs ‘may suffer from weaker bones in the future’ Mail 18.08.19

School parents join forces to fight ‘trans propaganda’ The Sunday Times 04.08.19

“We Really Really Tried.” A 2017 Letter from GIDS Clinicians Ignored by The Guardian Transgender Trend 29.07.19

Puberty blocking drugs: ‘For the past four years I’ve been stuck as a child’ The Times 26.07.19

Politicised trans groups put children at risk, says expert Guardian 27.07.19

Use of puberty blockers on transgender children to be investigated The Times 26.07.19

Transgender treatment: Puberty blockers study under investigation BBC News 22.07.19

NHS psychologist claims poor and abused children are wrongly being labelled transgender and prescribed sex-change treatments without appropriate testing by clinicians who ‘fear being labelled transphobic’ Mail 21.07.19

Children ‘misled’ at gender clinic The Times 20.07.19

It’s time to listen to the NHS gender clinic whistleblowers James Kirkup 19.07.19

Parents are encouraging children as young as three to change gender without consulting specialists, experts warn Mail 18.07.19

An open letter to Dr Polly Carmichael from a former GIDS clinician Kirsty Entwhistle 18.07.19

The book that dares to take on transgender myths told to children: Experts reveal psychologists are scared to question transgender ideology, GPs are afraid of being branded transphobic and teens are being wrongly diagnosed Mail 13.07.19

Dear Young Trans Person The Lonely Transsexual  10.07.19

Penny Mordaunt: It’s vital to look into surge in gender-change girls The Sunday Times 07.07.19

Dear Parent of “Transgender” Child…. The Lonely Transsexual 03.07.19

UK gender clinic reports highest record of girls, young kids seeking to transition Christian Post 02.07.19

Tavistock clinic reveals surge in girls switching gender Sunday Times 30.06.19

Mum’s fury after transgender suicide teen sold hormones from illegal online clinic Cambridgeshire Live 29.06.19

Surge in girls switching gender The Sunday Times 29.06.19

Changing Enid Blyton’s tomboy to be non-binary is a backward step for girls today Julie Bindel 26.06.19

Teenager, 17, suspended from school for insisting there are ‘only two genders’ reveals he spoke out in protest at ‘dangerous views being forced on pupils’ Mail 23.05.19

A damaged child: Why the NSPCC must act Rainbow Radicals 15.06.19

Gendered Intelligence Training Session for Teachers at ‘Kiss My Genders’ TransgenderTrend 14.06.19

Munroe Bergdorf, the NSPCC and the failure of the media James Kirkup 14.06.19

Munroe Bergdorf: NSPCC cuts ties with transgender activist BBC 09.06.19

‘Desmond Is Amazing’ Needs Saving Madeleine Kearns 11.06.19

Scientists blast ‘inaccurate’ GCSE paper which replaced the word ‘sex’ with ‘gender’ as they accuse examiners of bowing to political correctness Mail 02.05.19

Chest Binding Helps Smooth the Way for Transgender Teens, but There May Be Risks NY Times 31.05.19

Scientists fail Edexcel exam board for confusing sex and gender in its GCSE exam The Times 02.06.19

Also :  Scientists blast ‘inaccurate’ GCSE paper which replaced the word ‘sex’ with ‘gender’ as they accuse examiners of bowing to political correctness Mail 02.05.19

Scouts earn U-turn badge after scrapping trans policy The Times 26.05.19

Vicar resigns after being ‘silenced’ over a Church of England school’s plan to keep an eight-year-old pupil’s sex change a secret from parents Mail 26.05.19

Young children, reality, sex and gender Katie Alcock 29.05.19

Parents who Socially Transitioned Two Young Children Win Court Battle Transgender Trend 14.05.19

Suspended GPs Helen and Mike Webberley move sex change clinic to Spain The Sunday Times 19.05.19

The tangled case of the brothers who became girls aged seven and three, Sunday Times 12.05.19

Judge backs parents who allowed their four-year-old son to live as a girl and sent him to school in a girl’s uniform – despite social workers accusing them of ‘actively encouraging’ their child’s transgender identity Mail 10.05.19

Parents sue Woodburn schools after teacher educates son about being transgender Statesman 08.05.19

TED Talker Promotes Laws To Let Doctors Mutilate Minors Without Parent Consent Jane Robbins 30.04.19

No Outsiders : Queering the Primary Classroom Transgender Trend 23.04.19

Gender Incongruence in children, adolescents and adults (Screenshot) British Journal of GP Practice, April 2019

Johanna Olson-Kennedy and the US Gender Affirmative Approach Transgender Trend 17.04.19

Transgender booklet suspended in Warwickshire schools CoventryLive 11.04.19

Parents with gender dysphoric kids are fighting back The Post Millenial 11.04.19

 

Investigation for The Times by Lucy Bannerman

A ringing endorsement from the convict.

Calls to end transgender ‘experiment on children’  The Times 08.04.19

 

Doubts over evidence for using drugs on the young Prof Carl Heneghan The Times 08.04.19

It is now ‘transphobic’ to report doctors’ fears about trans’ children’s health James Kirkup 08.04.19

Parents in revolt as councils issue schools with transgender toolkits The Sunday Times 07.04.19

“As a self-proclaimed “leftie liberal”, Tracy Shaw, 44, a mother of three, had not taken much notice of the

The ‘Trans’ Child as Experimental Guinea Pig Madeleine Kearns 04.04.19

‘Doctor’ Advises Threatening Suicide To Get Transgender Treatments For Kids The Federalist 01.04.19

Grandmother fighting to save 10-y-o grandson from puberty blockers, gender-transition speaks out Christian Post 15.03.19

Girl, 15, who identifies as a boy is taken from her family and put into care after telling teachers her parents ‘didn’t want her changing sex’ Mail 16.03.19

4thWaveNow exposes disturbing posts leaked from private group for parents of “transgender children” GenderTrending 13.02.19

Tavistock’s Experimentation with Puberty Blockers: Scrutinizing the Evidence Michael Biggs 05.03.19

NHS transgender clinic accused of covering up negative impacts of puberty blockers on children by Oxford professor Telegraph 07.03.19

Vulnerable youngsters rushed into treatment. Staff too nervous to speak out: After resigning from controversial Tavistock gender clinic trust, a former governor says he fears we’re hurrying children down a transgender path they may bitterly regret Mail 01.03.19

NHS child gender reassignment ‘too quick’ BBC 25.02.

Gay and trans lessons for primary schools The Sunday Times 24.02.19

Staff at trans clinic fear damage to children as activists pile on pressure The Times 16.02.19

It’s Complicated: Docs Say Gender-Questioning Kids Need Better Science Medscape 15.02.19

Training guide ‘pushed GPs to endorse gender swaps’ The Sunday Times 03.02.19

Doctors Speak Out Against Medical Profession’s Utter Lack Of Caution For Trans Kids The Federalist 31.01.19

Ten things you’re not supposed to know about the transgender industry Hacsi Horvath 21.01.19

How the only NHS transgender clinic for children ‘buried’ the fact that 372 of 1,069 patients were autistic  Mail 18.02.19

Jo or Joe? Surge in trans children changing names Sunday Times 13.01.19

When Your Daughter Defies Biology reblog from Wall Street Journal 14.01.19

NHS staff being advised to ignore parents’ wishes if children self-declare as different gender, guidance shows Telegraph 11.01.19

Mothers in shock as daughters come home from college with mustaches, breasts removed The College Fix 10.01.19

 

Older links

B.C. Children’s Hospital claims they don’t require parental consent for child’s testosterone injections Jenn Smith 28.12.18

The New Conversion Therapy: How Homophobic Quackery Is Targeting Children Sue Donym 22.12.18

The Theatre of the Body: A detransitioned epidemiologist examines suicidality, affirmation, and transgender identity 4thWaveNow 19.12.18

Teaching children boys have periods too is not education, it’s ‘mythinformation’  Telegraph 18.12.18

Eight-year-old pupils to be told ‘boys can have periods too’ under new sex education lessons guidelines Mail 16.12.18

Councils’ ‘gender neutral’ school toilets ignore Children & Young People’s Commissioner Scotland’s call for a Human Rights approach Susan Sinclair 16.12.18

Why Puberty Blockers Are A Clear Danger To Children’s Health The Federalist 14.12.18

The New Homophobic Bridge To Nowhere: Child Transition Sue Donym 05.12.18

Transgender services GP fined £12,000 over registration failure BBC 03.12.18

Trans activists send out free breast binders to 13-year-olds in unmarked packages… so their parents don’t find out Mail 01.12.18

The Pied Pipers of gender ideology: a different transgender perspective Jenn Smith 26.11.18

Mom Dresses Six-Year-Old Son As Girl, Threatens Dad With Losing His Son For Disagreeing Walt Heyer 26.11.18

Why Is Transgender Identity on the Rise Among Teens?   Psychology Today 28.11.18

See also: Teen Transgender Identity: A Response to Critics Psychology Today 29.11.18

Gender GP clinic faces questions after giving sex-change hormones to 12-year-old The Sunday Times 25.11.18

Activists challenge ‘transgender ideology’ sweeping Scottish schools The Sunday Times 25.11.18

Trans groups under fire for huge rise in child referrals The Sunday Times 25.11.18

The rush to diagnose trans children serves no-one Debbie Hayton 23.11.18

There is no such thing as a ‘trans kid’ Brendan O’Neill 22.11.18

@ScotGov is embracing policies which will harm children – I and other feminists will challenge them Maggie Mellon 21.11.18

In 20 years we’ll look back on the rush to change our children’s sex as one of the darkest chapters in medicine Bob Withers, Mail 18.11.18

School has SEVENTEEN children changing gender as teacher says vulnerable pupils are being ‘tricked’ into believing they are the wrong sex Mail 18.11.18

Gender identity clinic accused of fast-tracking young adults Observer 3.11.18

Anger as gender neutral toilets introduced at primary school without parents knowing
Warrington Guardian 02.11.18

Scottish councils face court action from Christian Institute on policy over transgender pupils The Times 28.10.18

The Unspoken Homophobia Propelling the Transgender Movement in Children  Debora Soh 23.10.18

Scotland: Opinion poll reveals backlash over trans rights Sunday Times 14.10.18

Suicide by trans-identified children in England and Wales Prof Michael Higgins 09.10.18

Don’t tell the parents: the official guidance to teachers of ‘trans children’ Madeleine Kearns, Spectator 06.10.18

Trans rights have gone wrong James Kirkup 04.10.18

Transgender specialist Dr Helen Webberley ran online clinic BBC News 05.10.18

Tax-Funded Researcher Studying Trans Children Is Married To Trans Woman; Both Profit From Child Mutilation The Federalist 27.09.18

Why Are Pediatrician Groups Conforming to Transgender Orthodoxy? National Review 18.09.18

Government probe into why so many girls want to be boys: Investigation ordered after number of ‘transitioning referrals’ increases by four per cent  Mail 16.09.18

Half Of All Transgender Female Teens Have Attempted Suicide The Federalist 13.09.18

NSPCC in Mumsnet row after defending Girl Guides transgender policy Telegraph 03.09.18

Why are so many teenage girls appearing in gender clinics?  The Economist 01.09.18

Transgender kids shouldn’t be bullied, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be opposed Washington Examiner 23.08.18

Trans teenagers have become an experiment Janice Turner Times 18.8.18

The BBC and transgender children Liverpool ReSisters 16.08.18

Primary one children will be told ‘your gender is what you decide’ The Scotsman 07.08.18

When Children Say They’re Trans Jesse Singal, The Atlantic July/August 2018

Why Trans Kids Need Gatekeepers  Libby DownUnder 31.7.18

The impact on children of accepting ‘transgender’ ideology Herald 22.7.18

Trans Activism’s Dangerous Myth of Parental Rejection Lisa Marchiano 20.07.18

The ​Myth of the “Desistance Myth” Julian Vigo 02.07.18

Trans activist ‘bullies’ stop donations for schoolchildren The Times 3.6.18

Schools pulled into row over helping transgender children The Guardian 15.05.18

Detransitioned man blasts “transworld” 4th Wave Now 05.05.18

NHS sex change drugs are putting hundreds of children at risk each year warns top doctor who says medication could lead them infertile or cause sexual dysfunction  Mail 22.04.18

Is it a Myth that the Vast Majority of Gender Dysphoric Children Desist? Paul Dirks 18.04.18

Gender Dysphoria and Children: An Endocrinologist’s Evaluation of I am Jazz Michael K. Laidlaw 05.04.18

How many transgender kids grow up to stay trans?  Jesse Singal 28.03.18

Outbreak: the explosion of transgender teens MercatorNet 15.03.18

Official Guidance Lets Kids Down Jo Bartosch 24.02.18

Teacher accused of ‘misgendering’ child was told by police that she committed a hate crime Telegraph 23.02.18

Parents Just Lost Custody of Teenage Daughter Who Wants to ‘Transition’ to a Boy: What You Need to Know Ryan T. Anderson 19.02.18

Teacher Roy Wilkes wins fight over ‘transphobic’ comments The Times 28.01.18

Schools rushing ‘on whisper’ to label pupils as transgender Sian Griffiths, The Times 21.01.18

How trans kids and their parents are deciding when to start medical transition Vice News 16.01.18

Gender Dysphoria in Children American College of Pediatricians – June 2017

How many transgender kids grow up to stay trans? Dr James Cantor 30.12.17

Transgender fetish is a truly shameful modern invention Stuart Waiton 27.11.17

“Should I take testosterone when I’m 16?” Lisa Marchiano 14.11.17

Meet Alex Bertie, the transgender poster boy Janice Turner The Times 11.11.17

Professor Robert Winston joins the transgender debate and shares his concerns for young children Transgender Trend 02.11.17

Transing children & the myth of an unbiased medical establishment Louise Pennington 24.10.17

We need to investigate the causes of this sudden transgender explosion Norman Tebbit 23.10.17

Misunderstanding a New Kind of Gender Dysphoria Lisa Marchiano 06.10.17

NHS pressured our kids to change sex Daily Mail 3.10.17

Treatments for gender identity issues among Scottish children are soaring  Sunday Herald 02.10.17

Buying time or arresting development? The dilemma of administering hormone blockers in trans children and adolescents Guido Giovanarti, Porto Biomedical Journal Volume 2, Issue 5, September–October 2017

What about the children who said they were transgender – and then changed their minds? Jo Bartosch 14.09.17

What happened when a primary school went gender-neutral Telegraph 15.08.17

Common Threads And Narratives of Transgender Children And What This Means For Our Lesbian And Gay Populations Miranda Yardley 09.08.17

How 800 children as young as 10 have been given sex change drugs Mail on Sunday 30.07.17

Nearly 2,000 children referred for help with gender identity The Times 29.7.17 (paywall)

UK doctor prescribing cross-sex hormones to children as young as 12 The Guardian 11.07.16

Number of children being referred to gender identity clinics quadrupled in five years The Telegraph 08.07.17

Schools accused of ‘sowing confusion’ in children’s minds by over-promoting transgender issues Telegraph 23.06.17

Desistance: The missing piece in the conversation about ‘transgender kids’ Jesse Singal 06.02.17

Drug used to halt puberty in children may cause lasting health problems Stat News site 02.02.17

The Conservative Gendered Stereotyping of Children, Radical Feminism and transgenderism Louise Pennington 28.05.17

How Conversion Therapy Bans Will Trap Transgender Children Marcus Gregory 11.05.17

Why I’m raising my kids to know their sex, not their gender J.J. Barnes 08.05.17

Popularity of tomboys is encouraging girls to swap gender, says NHS psychologist Telegraph 08.05.17

Minority of children with gender issues diagnosed with gender dysphoria Brisbane Courier-Mail 08.04.17

Time For Parents To Resist Transgender Activism Emily Zinos 01.02.17

14-year-old girl surgically mutilated for “gender” in California Stop Transing Kids blog 05.04.16

Do trans kids stay trans when they grow up? Dr James Cantor 11.01.2016

When Transgender Kids Transition, Medical Risks are Both Known and Unknown Frontline 30.06.15

Eugenics and the practice of transgendering children Sheila Jeffreys 07.11.11

Personal stories

I don’t know the source of this screenshot.

A physician is worried about gender transition in pediatrics Julian Mason 07.10.19

7-year-old stands up for transgender rights Chicago Parent 01.10.19

My daughter thinks she’s transgender. Her public school undermined my efforts to help her USA Today 12.08.19

Living in trans bubble increased my social anxiety Thomasin Pick 03.08.18

5-year-old with gender dysphoria ‘upset she won’t be able to grow baby in belly’ Mirror 31.03.19

I Have Gender Dysphoria. But your Trans-Identified Child May Not Todd Whitworth 07.03.19

I Protect My Trans Kid Gender Critical Dad 18.02.19

A Letter To Young Trans People Leanne Mills 16.01.19

Britain’s first two-generation transgender family open up about abuse Mail 13.01.19

One parent’s story: the school was already calling her ‘him’ The Sunday Times 25.11.18

A mum’s voyage through Transtopia: A tale of love and desistance by Lily Maynard  17.12.16

A parent’s story – Charlotte GIDS

Baptised in Fire: A relieved desister’s story 4thWaveNow

Born in the right body: interview with Brie Jontry, the mother of a teenage desister 4thWaveNow

Call the Police! Mom questions transgender treatment model, gets banned from support group 4thWaveNow

‘Children just need to be loved,’ parents say after transgender son’s suicide Alabama News Site

‘Do You Want a Happy Little Girl or a Dead Little Boy?’: My Choice as a Mother  DeShanna Neal

Family where mum is daddy, dad is mummy and son, 4, is being raised as gender neutral Daily Mirror

FTMTF LadyAntiTheist (see screenshot right)

From Blue to Pink – When the Trans Virus strikes home Feudal Times blog

Grandmother and Grandson Victims of Gender Ideology (Video interview)

He gave birth. He breastfed. Now, he wants his son to see him as a man CNN

Hitting Peak Trans and Becoming a Minority of One Gender Critical Dad

I Had 4 Boys — Until One of Them Told Me She Was Really a Girl Good Housekeeping

I was an eight-year-old drag queen Chad Felix Greene

Kai was born a girl but knew he was a boy by age of 3 The Sun

Mother lets transgender son, 6, live as a girl Metro UK

My daughter is not transgender. She’s a tomboy Lisa Selin Davis

Ohio Judge Holds Transgender Teen’s Identity ‘Hostage’ Daily Beast

Raising a non-binary child: ‘As long as one of the side-effects wasn’t death, it was the right way’ The Guardian

These fathers are fighting for their trans kids too Outsmart magazine

Transgender girl, 10, launches campaign to spread awareness of equal rights two years after she began her transition The Mirror

Transgender teen told his mum he was going to have a sex change aged six The Mirror

12-year-old describes growing up transgender New Hampshire News Site

We Still Have a Son and Daughter — Just Not the Way We Expected Good Housekeeping

Spotted on reddit:

There are many more personal stories at 4thWaveNow.

Stories concerning Mermaids charity

See also articles about ITV drama ‘Butterfly’ below

Transgender lobby group Mermaids urges puberty‑blockers for 12‑year‑olds The Sunday Times 15.09.19

What Questions Should a School be Asking about Mermaids Training for Teachers? Transgender Trender 09.09.19

Our Response to the Revelations about Mermaids in the Sunday Times Transgender Trend 16.06.19

Talks ‘make children feel surgery is expected’ The Sunday Times 16.06.19

Parents’ anger as child sex change charity puts private emails online The Times 15.06.19

An Analysis of the Mermaids Press Statement Transgender Trend 27.05.19

The journalist investigated by police for ‘using the wrong pronouns’ James Kirkup 20.03.19

Devout Catholic ‘who used wrong pronoun to describe transgender girl’ to be interviewed by policeTelegraph 19.03.19

The Successful, Dangerous Child Sex-Change Charity Madeleine Kearns 23.01.19

Pseudo-Scientific Hokum And The Experimentation On Children’s Bodies Julian Vigo 27.12.18

Trans ideologists are spreading cod science The Times 22.12.18

Child sex-change charity Mermaids handed £500,000 by national lottery The Times 16.12.18

Shocking Tweets by Susie Green, CEO of Mermaids Charity 18.12.18

Should Mermaids be permitted to influence UK public policy on ‘trans kids’? 4thWaveNow 21.10.17

A complaint about an article reporting alleged against Mermaids Critical Sisters site 28.08.17

Mermaids TG are either lying or hopelessly unprofessional Fair play for Women site 28.11.16

Parents in bitter battle over their child’s gender: Father brands controversial transgender charity as ‘meddlers’ Daily Mail 29.10.16

Transgender children: the parents and doctors on the frontline The Observer 13.11.16

Parents fear transgender children will be taken away after court ruling Guardian 22.11.16

The case of Child J

Judgement in the Child J case

Mermaids UK charity ban as boy forced to live as girl The Times (paywall)

Same story in a free sheet, includes statement from Mermaids Metro

When lobby groups like Mermaids dictate policy and discourse around gender identity, kids lose Feminist Current

IPSO complaint Mermaids vs Sunday Times

 

What on earth is happening to the Girl Guides?

 

Girl Guides leader to sue bosses who expelled her for objecting to policy which admits children born as boys News Amed 04.08.19

Twitter thread by @MsHelenWatts: “Yesterday, @Girlguiding emailed all its leaders advising them of the new trans policy…” 12.11.18

Girl Guide leader says was SPIED on then SACKED for daring to say her young women shouldn’t share tents or showers with potentially predatory men Mail 30.09.18

The saga of Girlguiding UK and the Equality Act exemptions Legal Feminist 27.09.18

Ban for Girl Guides who identify as boys Times 27.09.18

Girl Guide leaders expelled for questioning trans policy Times 23.09.18

Video: Helen Watts speaking at WPUK meeting in Liverpool 25th September 2018

Articles about ITV Drama ‘Butterfly’

About an early adolescent boy who wants to ‘transition’ to being a girl Tasmanian Times 03.02.19

Too young to decide? Questions dividing real-life Butterfly families Observer 03.11.18

Trans drama Butterfly is rejection and sexism dressed up as social justice TV Sarah Ditum 27.10.18

Butterfly: A Mermaid’s Tale Transgender Trend 14.10.18

Butterfly – a view from the cocoon Lily Maynard 14.10.18

Parents’ fury at Anna Friel’s ‘one-sided’ transgender drama Butterfly that ‘encourages children to swap gender’ Mail 14.10.18

Butterfly: Teen transgender drama ‘inflates suicide risk’ Sunday Times 14.10.18

TV Documentary: Transgender Kids: Who Knows Best?

A fascinating and, in my opinion, well-balanced BBC documentary giving both sides of the argument. It was pulled from the viewing schedule at very short notice by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. It can currently be viewed here.

Related pieces:

Dr. Zucker Defied Trans Orthodoxy. Now He’s Vindicated National Review 25.10.18

How the Fight Over Transgender Kids Got a Leading Sex Researcher Fired Jesse Singal

“Intellectual no-platforming”: Ken Zucker pushes back on the latest attempt to discredit desistance-persistence research 4th Wave Now 30.04.15

Transgender Kids: why doctors are right to be cautious about childhood transition Sarah Ditum New Statesman

Statistics faulty on how many trans- kids grow up to stay trans?  Dr James Cantor

CBC’s decision against airing Transgender Kids doc should leave everyone unsettled Dr Debra Soh

 

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