- Inventing Transgender Children and Young People, edited by Michele Moore and Heather Brunskell-Evans. Published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing; Unabridged edition (1 Nov. 2019).
This collection of essays unpacks critical facts and makes a compelling argument that the medical community, backed by political activists, has invented the idea of the “transgender child, ” causing harm to thousands of children each year through body-altering medicines and surgeries. Note: Exercise discretion – not all essays conform to Catholic teaching on sexuality.
The truth from pediatricians and endocrinologists:
- American College of Pediatricians, “Find a Therapist: For Parents of Children with Identity Distress”
- Levine, Stephen, MD, Expert Affidavit and Rebuttal Expert Affidavit in Doe v. Madison Metropolitan School District, 2020
- Dr. Levine provides an excellent summary of research and risks of the gender-affirming approach
- Laidlaw, Michael, MD. “The Pediatric Endocrine Society’s Statement on Puberty Blockers Isn’t Just Deceptive. It’s Dangerous,” The Public Discourse, January 13, 2020.
- Brown, Gregory A., MD, Expert testimony on the difference between men and women in exercise physiology and athletic performance, January 7, 2020.
- Malone, William J., et. al. “No One Is Born in ‘The Wrong Body,” Quillette, September 24, 2019.
- Laidlaw, Michael, MD, “Medical Risks of Hormonal and Surgical Interventions for Gender Dysphoric Children,” Heritage Foundation panel, April 4, 2019.
- Robles, Monique, MD, “Observations in a Gender Clinic ”, Ethics & Medicine, The National Catholic Bioethics Center, February 2019.
- Cretella, Michelle, MD, “I’m a Pediatrician. Here’s what you should know about a new study on transgender suicide,” Daily Signal, September 2018.
- Laidlaw, Michael, MD, “Gender Dysphoria and Children: An Endocrinologist’s Evaluation of I am Jazz,” The Public Discourse, April 5, 2018.
More science from the experts:
- Testimony of Clinical Psychologist Michael Kuiper, PhD of California, testifying against California bill to providing state funding for “gender transitions” of youth and adults.
- Wright, Colin (evolutionary biologist). Hilton, Emma (developmental biologist). “The Dangerous Denial of Sex.” Wall Street Journal, February 13, 2020.
- Robbins, J and Broyles, V. “The Myth About Suicide and Gender Dysphoric Children,” Child & Parental Rights Campaign, 2019.
- Robbins, J and Broyles, V. “Do Physicians and Health Professionals Really Support Gender-Affirming Interventions on Minors?,” Child & Parental Rights Campaign, 2019
- Sullins, Paul. “‘Born That Way’ No More: The New Science of Sexual Orientation,” Public Discourse, September 30, 2019.
- Regnerus, Mark. “Does ‘Conversion Therapy’ Hurt People Who Identify as Transgender? The New JAMA Psychiatry Study Cannot Tell Us,” Public Discourse, September 18, 2019.
- Cantor, James M. “Transgender and Gender Diverse Children and Adolescents: Fact- Checking of AAP Policy,” Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 2019.
- Society for Evidence-Based Gender Medicine
More expert insight:
- Interview with Ryan Anderson, PhD on EWTN explaining study results on psychological consequences of transgender surgical interventions, September 2020.
- Evans, Marcus. “Why I Resigned from Tavistock: Trans-Identified Children Need Therapy, Not Just ‘Affirmation’ and Drugs,” Quillette, January 17, 2020.
- Shrier, Abigail. Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters. Regnery, 2020.
- Journalist Abigail Shrier, who writes for the Wall Street Journal, takes an in-depth look at the frightening rise in adolescent girls reject their bodies in favor of trans identities.
- Marchiano, Lisa. “Outbreak: On Transgender Teens and Psychic Epidemics.” Psychological Perspectives, 60:3, 345-366. 2017.
- NOTE: this article is not from a Catholic perspective but contains useful insights and descriptions of the experiences of teens identifying as trans.
- Expert Panel: Elaine (mother of child with gender dysphoria), Dr. Michael Laidlaw, MD, Dr. Marian Rutigliano, MD, and Walt Heyer (formerly identified and lived as transgender), “The Medical Harms of Hormonal and Surgical Interventions for Gender Dysphoric Children,” Heritage Foundation, March 28, 2019.