Tag Archives: medicine

“We don’t let kids get tattoos”: Trans youth treatment, ethics, and decision-making

Previously: Transgender youth fact check, Debunking hypothetical arguments about youth transition In the public conversation over the use of puberty blockers for adolescents with gender dysphoria, those who object to this treatment often express concerns about the ability of these … Continue reading

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Playing both sides: Trans people, autism, and the two-faced claims of Ken Zucker and Susan Bradley

The public statements of Ken Zucker and Susan Bradley, former leaders of the CAMH youth gender identity clinic, reveal a baffling hostility and suspicion toward trans people. Continue reading

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Myth: Pimozide and gender dysphoria (Gender Analysis)

Transphobes are irresponsibly promoting the idea that trans people should be treated with ineffective antipsychotic drugs. The “evidence” they present is so weak as to be practically nonexistent. Continue reading

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Debunking hypothetical arguments about youth transition (Gender Analysis)

These commentators must invent hypothetical cases of regret because of the lack of any actual cases of regret that would support their argument. Continue reading

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Paul McHugh and the Johns Hopkins gender clinic: The perils of cherry-picking (More Trans, module 2-1)

A decades-old transphobic myth about Johns Hopkins, perpetrated by an unscientific fraud. Continue reading

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