Mothers of hormone-treated children: their loneliness, their pain
When resisting chemical and surgical 'therapies' and calling for a more cautious approach to daughters and sons with dysphoria, these parents find themselves against everyone: friends, schools, doctors, therapists, politicians, media and culture. On how many fronts can one fight alone? American psychiatrist Miriam Grossman, who treats the despair of these families, tells the story.
Keira Bell, with her battle against the large London gender clinic Tavistock, has become the symbol of the thousands of young women mutilated and damaged for life because they do not conform to the stereotypes of femininity. Today we tell you what happens to parents of girls like Keira Bell through the words of a psychiatrist who has one of these mothers under treatment. Miriam Grossman is a child psychiatrist who has been working for decades on the problem of the sexualisation of children -of [...]