Spotlight: De-Transitioning

Is Australia finally waking up?

In a recent episode of 7NEWS Spotlight, the producers dissect the surge in child and adolescent gender transitions in Australia. The story unveils a series of poignant personal journeys of transition and de-transition. Individuals like Courtney, Chloe, and Mel recount their turbulent voyages through gender dysphoria, influenced significantly by online communities and hasty medical interventions.

The gender-affirmation model — a system that readily accepts children’s self-identified genders — is scrutinized.

In the eye of a gathering storm surrounding the treatment of young individuals grappling with gender dysphoria, Dr. Jillian Spencer and Dr. Dylan Wilson emerge as vociferous critics of the prevailing affirmation model. Dr. Spencer, once a part of the Queensland Children’s Hospital, faced suspension for questioning the rapid categorization of children as transgender without delving into potential underlying issues. She warns against the irreversible repercussions of hastily prescribed hormone treatments. Dr. Wilson amplifies these concerns, criticizing what he perceives as a medical scandal. He advocates for a more comprehensive approach to understanding the distress experienced by these young individuals, dismissing claims that transition treatments invariably reduce suicide risks. Both medical professionals underscore a pressing need for a paradigm shift in the treatment of gender dysphoria, urging a more cautious, well-rounded approach to prevent potential future regrets and health complications.

The episode takes 54 minutes, but it’s worth your time.