Teenage transgender row splits Sweden as dysphoria diagnoses soar by 1,500%

In the autumn of 2018, the Social Democrat-led government, under pressure from the gay, lesbian and transgender group RFSL, proposed a new law which would reduce the minimum age for sex reassignment medical care from 18 to 15, remove all need for parental consent, and allow children as young as 12 to change their legal gender.

Then in March last year, the backlash started. Christopher Gillberg, a psychiatrist at Gothenburg’s Sahlgrenska Academy, wrote an article in the Svenska Dagbladet newspaper warning that hormone treatment and surgery on children was “a big experiment” which risked becoming one of the country’s worst medical scandals.

Source: Teenage transgender row splits Sweden as dysphoria diagnoses soar by 1,500% | Society | The Guardian

Madison Elementary School Teacher Fights for Right to use Student Girls’ Bathroom

A male science teacher at Frank Allis Elementary School, Madison Wisconsin, has publicly accused the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) of transphobia. Vica Steel (formerly Mark Busenbark) identifies as both non-binary and a transgender woman, and asks students to use the title “Mx.” (pronounced like “mix”) rather than Mr. or Ms.

Although school district teachers must pass strict background checks, there have, in fact, been multiple cases of trans-identified male adults who have sexually preyed on girls in public bathrooms. It is unclear if Steel is unaware of these cases, or does not consider them “endangering or attacking”.

Source: Madison Elementary School Teacher Fights for Right to use Student Girls’ Bathroom

Police who warned man about ‘transphobic’ tweet acted unlawfully

High court finds actions of Humberside police had ‘chilling effect’ on Harry Miller’s right to free speech.

In a strongly-worded judgement, Mr Justice Julian Knowles said the effect of police turning up at Miller’s place of work “because of his political opinions must not be underestimated”.

He said: “In this country we have never had a Cheka, a Gestapo or a Stasi. We have never lived in an Orwellian society,” he said.

Source: Police who warned man about ‘transphobic’ tweet acted unlawfully | Society | The Guardian

Three female students file lawsuit against Connecticut transgender-athlete policy – Washington Times

Three female high school athletes filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging Connecticut’s prep sports rules that allow biological males to compete against girls, arguing that the policy robs them

Source: Three female students file lawsuit against Connecticut transgender-athlete policy – Washington Times

Doctors Advise How to ‘Override’ Parents’ Refusal of Trans Medical Treatment for Children

“Gender-affirming” doctors authored an article in the Journal of Medical Ethics of the BMJ (British Medical Journal) in which they advise the trans industry how they can prevail over parents who are reluctant to allow their children to participate in treatments, such as puberty blocker, cross-sex hormones, and surgeries.

Dr. Michelle Cretella, executive director of the American College of Pediatricians, confirmed to Breitbart News Dubin and colleagues “make the case for a child’s right to self-consent to puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and body-modifying surgeries – with state override of resistant parents.”

“Parents are already losing their children over this issue,” she said, adding:

Sadly, with a few exceptions, the medical establishment is placing sexual ideology and profits above children’s health and well-being. While opposition to the transition of youth is being painted as a “right-wing” movement, this label cannot apply to the Australian College of Physicians,  the Royal College of General Practitioners in the United Kingdom, and the Swedish National Council for Medical Ethics, all of whom characterize prescribing puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones in youth as experimental and dangerous. Similarly, world-renowned child psychiatrist Dr. Christopher Gillberg has referred to this as “possibly one of the greatest scandal­s in medical history” and his neuro­psychiatry research group at Gothenburg University has called for “an immediate moratorium on the use of puberty blocker drugs because of their unknown long-term effects.”

Source: Doctors Advise How to ‘Override’ Parents’ Refusal of Trans Medical Treatment for Children

AMA lends weight to fears on trans kids’ medicine

UPDATED The Australian Medical Association Queensland has taken a stand on the safety and ethics of transgender drugs and surgery for children, calling for a host of practitioner groups to come together and devise new national treatment guidelines.

The organisation covering more than 9600 doctors says it “strongly supports” the concerns of branch member Philip Morris, a leading psychiatrist, who has questioned the capacity of under-18s to make decisions about life-altering hormonal treatment or surgery “now shown to be not without harm”.

Source: AMA lends weight to fears on trans kids’ medicine

Puberty blocker drugs surge at Brisbane kids’ gender clinic

The number of children and teenagers at Queenslands publicly-funded transgender clinic has risen 330 per cent over five years, with an 85-fold spike in patients taking controversial drugs to block puberty.

In a statement dated January 30, Britain’s national health service, which runs the Tavistock youth gender clinic, announced that a past president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Hilary Cass, would chair an independent review of the use of puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones.

In a statement dated January 30, Britain’s national health service, which runs the Tavistock youth gender clinic, announced that a past president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Hilary Cass, would chair an independent review of the use of puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones.

Source: Puberty blocker drugs surge at Brisbane kids’ gender clinic