Reports

“Conversion therapy” originally referred to the abusive methods once used to try to change a person’s sexual orientation, such as the administration of electric sho...

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 Strate...

It seems that my body is slowly decomposing, and I feel like a hobbled, twisted ruin in agony. My medical records describe me as a “frail, cachectic, chronically ill appearing woman who appears older than stated age.” Because of exhaustion and my accelerated mobility impairment and health decline over these last few years, I’m taking a doubtful ...

I am supportive of the gay and lesbian community, and even of transgender people who are diagnosed. However, identifying as transgender today is based on person's claim, often not on a diagnosis. And even if diagnosed, the affirmative treatment of children that is medical is unethical.


I want to emphasize the first of my conce...

Dear Dr. Adams,

We are alerting you to the harmful hormonal and irreversible surgical interventions that are being performed on gender-nonconforming children without one single long-term study to support their safety or efficacy. We request your examination of this urgent m...

Despite claims to the contrary, physicians do not always obtain parental consent before they medically transition minor children. And when parents do consent, their consent is not based on complete or accurate information about the potential harms or likelihood that their children will grow up to regret these irreversible medical interventions.<...

Data on the number of young people in the US who identify as transgender are incomplete. Available surveys and observational reports reveal exponential increases in schools, clinics, and universities. Research is urgently needed to understand this rapidly growing phenomenon that is becoming increasingly common throughout the US and man...

Younger-Georgulas Trial Observations: October 15-24


I am a member of the Kelsey Coalition. I sat in the gallery to observe the jury trial involving custody issues for James Younger and Dr. Anne Georgulas in Dallas, Texas.  They have 7-year-old twins, J...

My daughter started identifying as transgender two years ago at age 11. Soon she had new lingo and a binder to compress her developing breasts. While initially supportive of what I thought was innocent identity exploration, I soon learned that supporting a child’s experimentation with being transgender sets them on a rapid path to irreversible m...

Many young people now identify as transgender or nonbinary. Some are suffering from clinically diagnosed gender dysphoria, while others suddenly begin to believe they are transgender after learning about these identities online. Most have <a href="https://www...

The number of people who regret their medical transition is growing rapidly. There are currently over 9,000 members on the Reddit detransitioner forum, and a new international charity to h...

I started medical school after already completing two rounds of graduate level training and a military tour of duty. I expected my assumptions to be challenged and relished the opportunity to learn to analyze complex cases from diverse viewpoints. Expecting that some of these ideas would make me wince while others would ...

As I entered the classroom where one of our 2018-2019 school year trainings would take place, I was already angry and concerned. Without parental or teacher review or input, the district was implementing the use of Sanford Harmony, a social emotional program developed at Arizona State University and funded by entrepreneur Denny Sanford.

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Many children who identify as transgender make this announcement at school. They typically request a change of name and pronouns, as well as access to facilities of the opposite sex.


Parents must be informed of these requested changes in a timely manner so they can provide the proper help and support for their children. Yet ma...

We are witnessing an unprecedented number of young people who identify as transgender or non-binary. They see themselves — and want others to see and treat them — as if they were the opposite sex, or no sex at all. Their feelings and pain are real. They should be treated with respect and compassionate care. Instead, thei...

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