Social Theorist and Philosopher

Inventing Transgender Children and Young People

Inventing Transgender Children and Young People


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 specialist gender identity development services to lobby groups and their school resources, gender guides and workbooks; from the world of the YouTube
vlogger to the consulting rooms of psychiatrists; from the pharmaceutical industry to television documentaries; and from the developmental models of psychologists to the complexities of intersex medicine. Far from just investigating how they are invented the authors demonstrate the considerable psychological and physical harms perpetrated on children and young people by transgender ideology, and offer tangible examples of where and how adults should intervene to protect them.

Lady Stephenson Library
Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom

Michele Moore is Honorary Professor in the School of Health and Social Care at the University of Essex, UK, and Editor of the world-leading journal Disability and Society. She has worked internationally for more than 30 years, building research-led expertise to support inclusive education and communities. Her widely published work is focused on consultative participatory and human rights projects across the world to support children and families. She is currently leading UN projects to advance the global agenda for inclusion.

Dr Heather Brunskell-Evans is a philosopher and social theorist, with particular expertise in the politics of medicine, the sexed body, and gender. Her current research analyses the relationship between surrogacy, pornography, prostitution and transgenderism. She is cofounder of the Women’s Human Rights Campaign ( Her most recent publication is “The Medico-Legal ‘Making’ of ‘The Transgender Child’” in the Medical Law Review.

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