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WPATH SOC v8

In solidarity with parents around the world, we repost Genspect’s open letter in response to WPATH SOC v8 below. It’s not clear which standards of care are being used in Canada. CPATH (the Canadian Professional Association of Transgender Health) no longer seems to be affiliated with WPATH. Several Canadian trans…

Ontario Bill 17 – Gender Affirming Health Care Advisory Committee Act

Brief to the Standing Committee on Social Policy on Bill 17 – Gender Affirming Health Care Advisory Committee Act Canadian Gender Report November 8, 2021 Introduction Canadian Gender Report has five concerns about the current bill: The committee’s name “Gender Affirming” implies a bias towards a particular model of gender…

New Review Analyzes Detransitioner Experiences and Development

A review of detransitioner experiences has just been published with many quotes and insights from the interviewee’s. Faye Gear conducted interviews with 5 Canadian and American detransitioners as part of a thematic review of detransitioner experiences supervised at the University of Western Ontario. Her review has been published at: https://psyarxiv.com/683p7/…

UK Government commits to ensuring young people can be safeguarded from “inappropriate interventions”

A petition to the UK parliament “Safeguard evidence-based therapy for children struggling with gender dysphoria” recently surpassed 10,000 signatures which necessitated an official response. We thought the UK government statement was extremely reasonable. In particular, the statement called out the need to ensure that “parents, teachers and medical professionals are…

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