Request to the NIH for Future Transgender Research

As stakeholders in research concerning children who have been diagnosed with gender dysphoria and/or who identify as transgender, the Kelsey Coalition has submitted concerns and supporting documentation to assist in the development of the FY 2021-2025 Trans NIH Strategic Plan. Our ten-page submission to the National Institutes of Health's Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office is available here.  


A summary of our request:

  • Development of best-practices surrounding the treatment of gender dysphoria and detransition
  • Rigorous, unbiased research into detransition that includes, without censorship, the experiences of detransitioners who experience regret and harm from gender-based medical interventions
  • Strict enforcement of informed consent and anti-sex-stereotype discrimination laws for recipients of NIH funding
  • Cessation of NIH funding for K-12 educational materials that unlawfully exploit disabled and GSM children under the guise of “anti-bullying” policies

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