Gender Dysphoria

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
Male and Female Athletic Performance: Worlds Apart

Male and Female Athletic Performance: Worlds Apart

In line with the biology of sexual reproduction and evolutionary pressure on reproductive fitness, males and females are physically different. Physical divergence begins with primary sex development at around seven weeks in utero when, triggered by genetic information inherited at fertilization, bipotential gonads differentiate as either testes in males or

Jon Pike, Emma Hilton, and Leslie A. Howe
Jon Pike, Emma Hilton, and Leslie A. Howe
8 min read
sports
On the Issue of Female Athletics, the IOC Has Shirked Its Duty to Lead

On the Issue of Female Athletics, the IOC Has Shirked Its Duty to Lead

Last week, the Swiss-based International Olympic Committee (IOC) issued updated, non-binding guidance in regard to the inclusion of transgender women and intersex athletes in the female category in elite competitive sports. This IOC Framework on Fairness, Inclusion, and Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity and Sex Variations is presented

Doriane Coleman and Martina Navratilova
Doriane Coleman and Martina Navratilova
5 min read
Sport
Studying the True Face of Gender Ideology

Studying the True Face of Gender Ideology

This week, progressive British activist Jo Maugham warned his 300,000-plus Twitter followers of “yet another vast, and vastly expensive, piece of anti-trans infrastructure” that had been erected “virtually overnight, with zero transparency.” The tweet went viral, even though, as many commenters noted, it was unclear what supposed anti-trans leviathan

Jonathan Kay
Jonathan Kay
15 min read
Gender Critical Feminists
The Progressive Case for Renouncing Gender Extremism: Last of a Three-Part Series

The Progressive Case for Renouncing Gender Extremism: Last of a Three-Part Series

In the first two parts of this essay series, I argued that “gender supremacists” (my preferred term) have created an artificial reality in which words such as “man” and “woman” are defined in a way that ordinary people neither recognize nor agree with. In Canada, the UK, the United States,

Allan Stratton
Allan Stratton
18 min read
Gender Critical Feminists
Quillette's Best on Gender Identity

Quillette's Best on Gender Identity

When Sons Become Daughters | Angus Fox Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6“Parents have been complaining about their kids’ lifestyle choices and political convictions since the dawn of time, of course. But rarely have such choices involved committing oneself to the possibility of sterility and a lifetime of medical

Quillette
Quillette
3 min read
Gender Dysphoria
The Truth about Autogynephilia

The Truth about Autogynephilia

It was an “aha” moment, says Ray Blanchard. In the mid-1980s, the clinical psychologist was working at the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry in Toronto, trying to work out what motivated gender-dysphoric men who wanted cross-sex hormones and surgery. And now he had met “Philip,” a patient whose case history made

Helen Joyce
Helen Joyce
16 min read
Science / Tech
PODCAST 112: Sex Neuroscientist Debra Soh on Her New Book, The End of Gender

PODCAST 112: Sex Neuroscientist Debra Soh on Her New Book, The End of Gender

Quillette Editor Jonathan Kay talks to scientist and author Dr Debra Soh about the misinformation being peddled to young people about biological sex and transition—and the most humane ways to help people who experience gender dysphoria. Debra has just published The End of Gender.

Quillette
Quillette
1 min read
gender