• The Medico-Legal ‘Making’ of ‘The Transgender Child’

    September 13, 2019 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    In this paper published by Oxford University Press I demonstrate that ‘the transgender child’ is an invented identity which binds children to traditional gender stereotypes, medically harms them, and renders clinicians unable to operate within the medical ethos to which they aspire. The law, in acceding to the controversial proposition that a child can consent…

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  • Mini-Symposium on Sex and Gender

    September 13, 2019 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    Transgender ‘truth’ in the ‘woke’ imagination Thirty years ago, ‘the transgender child’ would not have made sense to the general public, nor would it have made sense to young people. Today, children and adolescents declare themselves transgender, the NHS refers some children for ‘gender-affirming’ therapy, and laws and policy are invented which uphold young people’s…

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  • Inventing Transgender Children and Young People

    September 13, 2019 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    PRESS RELEASE Inventing Transgender Children and Young People By Michele Moore and Heather Brunskell-Evans Cambridge Scholars Publishing Release Date: September 1st, 2019 The essays in this volume are written by clinicians, psychologists, sociologists, educators, parents and de-transitioners. Contributors demonstrate how ‘transgender children and young people’ are invented in different medical, social and political contexts: from…

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