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We believe that skilled, ethical exploratory therapy is appropriate for those with gender dysphoria, their families, and detransitioners.

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The Teenage Brain

By Sallie Baxendale. Neuroscience: Decision Making and The Teenage Brain Although the legal system assigns the arbitrary age of 18 years to the onset of adulthood, sophisticated neuroimaging studies demonstrate that the human brain doesn’t actually stop developing until we reach our mid-twenties, a fact that is beginning to be recognised in the criminal justiceContinue reading “The Teenage Brain”

Collision with Reality: What Depth Psychology Can Teach Us about Victimhood Culture and Teen Anxiety

By LISA MARCHIANO. When Carl Jung was a 12-year-old schoolboy, he was shoved to the ground by another child, hitting his head on the pavement, and nearly losing consciousness. Instantly, he grasped the opportunities created by this attack. ‘At the moment I felt the blow, the thought flashed through my mind: “Now you won’t haveContinue reading “Collision with Reality: What Depth Psychology Can Teach Us about Victimhood Culture and Teen Anxiety”

Latest podcast from GENDER: A WIDER LENS

76 — Detransition Part II — The Emerging Picture in Research Gender: A Wider Lens Podcast

In this second episode on detransition (following from EP 74), Sasha and Stella dig into several pieces of research on detransition experiences. They discuss surveys and case studies and analyze the data which is forming a picture of why detransition happens and what appropriate therapeutic care might look like for this vulnerable group. Themes emerge such as misattributing distress to the body’s sex, unprocessed grief and trauma, medical complications, and dissatisfaction with medical transition. Links: Genspect Analysis of detrans Reddit survey:  https://genspect.org/analysis-of-reddit-detrans-survey/ (https://genspect.org/analysis-of-reddit-detrans-survey/) Pablo Exposito-Campos Detransition Paper:  https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0092623X.2020.1869126 (https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0092623X.2020.1869126) Lisa Littman’s Research Papers:  https://littmanresearch.com/publications/ (https://littmanresearch.com/publications/) Littman on Gender: A Wider Lens Podcast — EP 52: https://gender-a-wider-lens.captivate.fm/episode/52-gender-dysphoria-detransition-research-a-conversation-w-dr-lisa-littman (https://gender-a-wider-lens.captivate.fm/episode/52-gender-dysphoria-detransition-research-a-conversation-w-dr-lisa-littman) Genspect Highlights of Lisa’s Paper:  https://genspect.org/detransition-highlights-of-dr-littmans-latest-peer-reviewed-study/ (https://genspect.org/detransition-highlights-of-dr-littmans-latest-peer-reviewed-study/) Case Study: “Maya,” Lisa Marchiano  https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1468-5922.12711 (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1468-5922.12711)  The Seventh Penis, Bob Withers:  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25989331/ (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25989331/) Detransition-Related Needs & Support Survey, Vandenbussche:  https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00918369.2021.1919479 (https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00918369.2021.1919479) Detrans reddit survey (not formal data)  https://www.reddit.com/r/detrans/comments/srpp27/the_rdetrans_demographic_survey_screened_and/ (https://www.reddit.com/r/detrans/comments/srpp27/the_rdetrans_demographic_survey_screened_and/) Taking the Lid off the Box:  https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330911243_'Taking_the_lid_off_the_box'_The_value_of_extended_clinical_assessment_for_adolescents_presenting_with_gender_identity_difficulties (https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330911243_'Taking_the_lid_off_the_box'_The_value_of_extended_clinical_assessment_for_adolescents_presenting_with_gender_identity_difficulties) Extended Notes The 1% regret rate stat is misleading. There is no clear understanding of how many people change their minds about transitioning. Gender dysphoria is different than sex dysphoria. Some are disappointed because they say the physical reality of transitioning wasn't very satisfying. We are all vain. We all care about how we look. There are medical complications with transition surgery. Does a relationship to sexual orientation keep someone in a trans-identity longer? Autistic people might be more likely to remain transitioned. In one study, 70% of respondents said they realized their gender dysphoria was related to other issues. Is human suffering, in all of its bizarre variations, something we must eradicate as soon as we have the means? Sasha says no. The number of people in de-trans Reddit is over 34,000 as of this recording. Pablo Expósito Campos started the conversation with core de-trans and non-core de-trans. There is a de-transition of the mind (letting go of gender identity theory) and the de-transition of the body. The idea that gender transition encompasses all of a person’s issues has to change. Not all medical transitions result in the “promised land” for transitioners. Sasha believes the possibility exists to get everyone on board about finding the root cause
  1. 76 — Detransition Part II — The Emerging Picture in Research
  2. 75 – Borderline Personality: Distorted Attempts to Integrate – A Conversation w/ Lisa Duval
  3. 74 – Detransition – Part 1: Going Back & Moving Forward