Sunday, 7 August 2016

Detransition, Desistance, and Disinformation: A Guide for Understanding Transgender Children… — Medium

A long and well-thought-out piece by Julia Serano that deconstructs several anti-trans memes centred on detransitioning and, of course, The Children: Detransition, Desistance, and Disinformation: A Guide for Understanding Transgender Children… — Medium
I have participated in transgender communities since 1994. Between those experiences, and my many years of work as a trans writer, activist, performer, and presenter — speaking at community events, conferences, and colleges all over North America — I have had intimate and in depth conversations about trans experiences and issues with well over a thousand transgender people (likely more). I’ve extensively researched both the medical literature, and the history of psychiatric/medical “gatekeepers” who provided trans-related care, for my 2007 book Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity, and that work continued in my writings and activism related to trans-related diagnoses in the recently published DSM-V...
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