This page launched July 2023 is intended for links to articles concerning what is referred to as “gender affirming care and the clinicians who provide it, as well as relevant science papers. It is currently far from comprehensive so older links – as well as the latest ones – will be added in the fullness of time. 

Testimony of Dr Stephen Levine to the Pennsylvania Health Committee, March 2020

For links to papers about the practice of chest binding click here.

A conversion therapy ban could harm those it seeks to help The Telegraph 25.06.24

BBC News is blasted for report which gave a ‘misleading impression’ about evidence trans women’s milk was as good for babies as breast milk Mail 21.06.24

Affirming Trans Identities is Harmful. Carol Dansereau 19.06.24

New Study: Most German Youth Outgrow Gender Identity Diagnoses Buttonslive 11.06.24

Family Court case: Some testosterone side effects ‘reversible’, gender clinician tells child The Australian 11.06.24

The Endocrine Society’s last chance to protect children Washington Examiner 03.06.24

BMJ Slaps Down Scientific American’s Laura Helmuth for Unscientific Trans Activism The Disinformation Chronicle 29.05.24

Transgender men getting ‘postmenopausal’ problems aged 28, study reveals  The Telegraph 26.05.24

Exposed: The black market dealers selling puberty blocker drugs to British teenagers who are cheating ban  Mail 12.05.24

Helen Joyce on Youth Gender Medicine – by Yascha Mounk Persuasion 11.05.24

Concerns as cross-sex hormones available online for just £11 a month The Guardian 03.05.24

Teen prescribed ‘dangerously high’ hormone dose by online clinic The Times 01.05.24

An examination of 18 supposedly ‘trans animals’ Quillette 17.04.24

Doctor exploits NHS loophole to prescribe hormones for children The Times 14.04.24

Adult transgender clinics in England face inquiry into patient care  Guardian 10.04.24

Clinical guidelines for children and adolescents experiencing gender dysphoria or incongruence: a systematic review of guideline quality (part 1) | Archives of Disease in Childhood BMJ 30.04.24

The reckoning over puberty blockers has arrived Leo Sapir 04.04.24

New Mayo Clinic study finds mild to severe atrophy in testes of boys on puberty blockers Buttonslives 04.04.24

How I took on the puberty blocker orthodoxy – and won The Telegraph 17.03.24

Puberty blockers: what are they and what are the concerns about them? Guardian 15.03.24

How puberty blockers for teenagers became normalised in the NHS The Times 14.03.24

California study: Attempted-suicide rate among men who had gender surgery was “twice as high” as it was before operation 👀 | Not the Bee Not the Bee 12.03.24

Sex is binary, majority of scientists polled agree The Telegraph 02.03.24

[Beyond NICE: Updated Systematic Review on the Current Evidence of Using Puberty Blocking Pharmacological Agents and Cross-Sex-Hormones in Minors with Gender Dysphoria] PubMed 27.02.24

Development of Gender Non-Contentedness During Adolescence and Early Adulthood | Archives of Sexual Behavior Springer 12.04.24

New study: trans youth not at elevated risk of suicide Mary Harrington in UnHerd 19.02.24

Dear BBC, you’ve got your facts wrong about ‘trans milk’ Milli Hill 20.02.24

The NHS has put appeasing the trans cult ahead of children’s health Jo Bartosch in The Telegraph 19.02.24

Why is the NHS indulging ‘breastfeeding’ men? Spiked 19.02.24

Row as hospitals say hormone-filled milk from trans women who were born male is just as good for a baby as the real thing Mail 17.02.24

Biologist PZ Myers Peddles Sex Pseudoscience (Again) Colin Wright 17.02.24

Why did three journals reject my puberty-blocker study? UnHerd 12.02.24

The new medical misogyny Victoria Smith in The Critic 02.01.24

The WHO is accused of ‘trans bias’ after calling for self-ID to become a right in its first global guide to transgender care Mail 01.01.24

WHO quietly announces controversial gender guidance Eliza Mondegreen in UnHerd 29.12.23

The myth of the ‘trans brain’ Spiked 17.12.23

Transgender people two-and-a-half times more likely to come from poor areas The Telegraph 26.11.23

‘Gender-Affirming Care Is Dangerous. I Know Because I Helped Pioneer It.’ |  The Free Press 30.10.23

Transgender clinics for children ‘in thrall to ideology’ The Times 23.10.23

‘Being trans or non-binary is a new sub-culture… but we risk raising a nation of chemically castrated children’: Doctor who spent 12 years working with vulnerable patients at the Tavistock warns over gender ideology Mail 21.10.23

NHS Guidance Encourages Trans-Identified Females To Continue To Use Testosterone While “Chestfeeding” Despite Unknown Risk To Baby Reduxx 16.10.23

Teenager on waiting list for NHS gender clinic commited suicide  Times 20.09.23

Children on puberty blockers saw mental health change – new analysis – BBC News media 19.09.23

Puberty blockers for Scots children must be banned Dr Azeem Ibrahim in The Herald 23.08.23

Medicalising children is nothing to celebrate – spiked Jo Bartosch Spiked 23.07.23

STUDY ANALYSIS: Transgender Identity and Suicide Attempts and Mortality in Denmark  Reality’s Last Stand 20.07.23

Is There a Doctor in the House? Reality’s Last Stand 17.07.23

Youth Gender Transition Is Pushed Without Evidence WSJ Opinion 13.07.23

Gender surgeon promotes bizarre range of ‘nonbinary surgeries’ Eliza Mondegreen at UnHerd 11.07.23

If trans women can breastfeed their children, shouldn’t men do it, too? The Telegraph 08.07.23

Average age of gender dysphoria cases falls from 31 to 26 The Times 27.06.23

The Truth About ‘Puberty Blockers’ WSJ 07.06.23

A systematic review of hormone treatment for children with gender dysphoria and recommendations for research 17.04.23

Is Social Gender Transition Associated with Mental Health Status in Children and Adolescents with Gender Dysphoria? Morandini et al 04.04.23

Acceptance, not surgery, solution to teen trans anxiety The Australian 10.02.23

On Scientific Transparency, Researcher Degrees Of Freedom, And That NEJM Study On Youth Gender Medicine Jesse Singal 31.01.23

When sterility is the risk, placebo is far from harmless Genspect 14.12.22

Gender Identity 5 Years After Social Transition Olson et al American Academy of Pediatrics 22.07.22

The surgeons exploiting trans misery Debbie Hayton 05.09.22

Doctors set out medical guidelines for “trans men” giving birth The Times 27.07.22

A Follow-Up Study of Boys With Gender Identity Disorder Singh et al Pubmed 13.07.22

Is trans surgery just state-sanctioned mutilation? Brendan O’Neill 25.06.22

My puberty was chemically delayed. I was their guinea pig The Times 17.06.22

Teenage girls having their breasts cut off will not solve their emotional problems, says founder of Transgender Trend Mail 05.06.22

Sussex University Hospitals Trust breaks single-sex ward rule hundreds of times The Argus 03.06.22

Number of trans people receiving NHS treatment rises 75% in five years Mail 03.06.22

60p ‘sex change’ pills are being sold on eBay Mail 17.05.22

Little is known about the effects of puberty blockers The Economist 20.02.21

First, Do No Harm: A New Model for Treating Trans-Identified Children Marcus and Susan Evans in Quillette 02.02.21

Puberty blockers ‘stunt bone growth of children’ The Times 03.02.21

Teenager, 18, told she can have gender-swap drugs after one hour-long Zoom meeting Mail 17.01.21

Autistic girls seeking answers ‘are seizing on sex change’ The Sunday Times 10.01.21

Evidence for puberty blockers use very low, says NICE BBC 01.04.21

Puberty blockers and parental consent Legal Feminist 27.12.20

‘Safety failure’ by chemist selling hormones for trans children The Times 29.10.20

Newly Discovered Letter Shows Endocrine Society Urged Experimenting On Trans Children Jane Robbins 21.10.20

Forget What Gender Activists Tell You. Here’s What Medical Transition Looks Like Scott Newgent 06.10.20

Trans adults more likely to be autistic, researchers find The Times 08.08.20

Transgender patients self-medicating over NHS waits BBC 18.02.20

Two Harley Street doctors are suspended after one removed a trans patient’s vagina instead of just her womb and the other changed a form to fake consent Mail 25.02.20

Yes, Kids Are Getting Gender Surgeries Lisa Selin Davis 19.04.22

Transgender no longer recognised as ‘disorder’ by WHO BBC 29.05.19

Gender transition drugs could be bad for the heart Medical News 18.02.19

Transgender man upset by blood agency’s screening policy which considers him female CBC 07.10.18

NHS sued over transgender fertility treatment Sky News 27.09.18

UK govt bodies clash over transgender fertility treatment BioEdge 06.10.18

Neurobiology of gender identity and sexual orientation – PMC NIH?.07.18 Study purporting to show differences in brains of ‘transgender infants’ contains an error in the analyses which is explained here. … 018-1643-z

Only two sex forms but multiple gender variants: How to explain? PMC  31.01.18

Structural connections in the brain in relation to gender identity and sexual orientation PubMed 20.12.17

Scientific American’s Transgenderism Issue Only Delegitimizes Science The Federalist 28.08.17

Sex Differences in the Adult Human Brain: Evidence from 5216 UK Biobank Participants | Cerebral Cortex | Oxford Academic Oxford Academic August 2018

Gender identity disorders and multiple sclerosis risk: A national record-linkage study PubMed 22.11.16

A Review of the Status of Brain Structure Research in Transsexualism PMC 02.06.16

Sex beyond the genitalia: The human brain mosaic PubMed 30.11.15

Transsexual attractions and sexual reassignment surgery: Risks and potential risks PMC 04.11.15

Gamete competition, gamete limitation, and the evolution of the two sexes | Molecular Human Reproduction | Oxford Academic Oxford Academic 16.10.14

Mammalian Y chromosomes retain widely expressed dosage-sensitive regulators – PMC PMC 44.04.14

Increased Cortical Thickness in Male-to-Female Transsexualism Journal of Behavioral and Brain Science > Vol.2 No.3, August 2012

Estrogen Actions in the Brain and the Basis for Differential Action in Men and Women: A Case for Sex-Specific Medicines PMC June 2010

Regional gray matter variation in male-to-female transsexualism PMC 15.07.09

Male-to-female transsexuals have female neuron numbers in a limbic nucleus PubMed 2000

A sex difference in the human brain and its relation to transsexuality PubMed 1995 (Discredited paper by Zhou et al)




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