Lisa Selin Davis

Lisa Selin Davis

Lisa Selin Davis is the author of Tomboy: The Surprising History and Future of Girls Who Dare to Be Different

Gender-Transition Decisions Should Be Made by Families, Not the State

Gender-Transition Decisions Should Be Made by Families, Not the State

This month, the New York Times ran a two-part podcast series titled When Texas Went After Transgender Care, detailing that state’s effort to ban “elective procedures for gender transitioning, including reassignment surgeries that can cause sterilization, mastectomies, removals of otherwise healthy body parts, and administration of puberty-blocking drugs or

Lisa Selin Davis
Lisa Selin Davis
9 min read
Gender Dysphoria
A Desister’s Tale

A Desister’s Tale

How many trans-identified children “desist”? That is, how many identify as transgender for a time, and then eventually stop doing so, prior to medical intervention (as distinct from detransitioners, who return to identifying with their natal sex after undergoing some form of medical transition)? The answer is that no one

Lisa Selin Davis
Lisa Selin Davis
9 min read
Transgender
A Trans Pioneer Explains Her Resignation from the US Professional Association for Transgender Health

A Trans Pioneer Explains Her Resignation from the US Professional Association for Transgender Health

On her website, Berkeley-based clinical psychologist Erica Anderson describes her mission as helping those “who have embarked upon a gender journey.” She also seeks to advance the “shared goals of social justice and transgender well-being,” and offers assistance to anyone seeking to “understand, educate, and level up as a transgender

Lisa Selin Davis
Lisa Selin Davis
11 min read
Gender Dysphoria