A timely article in light of a recent controversial BBC special on trans youth that included “specialists” that are critical of the trans youth affirmation approach of health care professionals
by Dr Jay Stewart, CEO Gendered Intelligence
Following the broadcast of Who knows best? documentary by John Conroy on BBC 2 last week, there has been a lot of rich discussion, debate and thoughtful insight online by members of our trans, queer and LGB communities and beyond.
Part of me feels there isn’t anything constructive that I can add, so much has been said. I’ve been reflecting and some time has passed. However, I’ve been thinking about the impact of this programme on our young members and their families, and wanted to address it.
The young people at Gendered Intelligence often tell me of their general sense of not being listened to and also of not being taken seriously. Sadly, that’s their norm. Sometimes what young people want isn’t deemed important, or they are told that it’s not ‘doable’ or even ‘sensible’.
Well intentioned teachers, parents, carers, nurses, GPs…
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