Research to investigate interruptions to gender related healthcare during the pandemic

Jack Lopez, Lecturer in Society and Health, University of Bradford, School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences Jack is conducting research to investigate interruptions and barriers to accessing gender transition related healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic to better understand the long-term issues for Trans/Trans Non-binary (Trans*) individuals and overburdened services. Objectives: To investigate whether there have been

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GIRES Research Prize 2020

The Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES) is pleased to announce that the  GIRES Research Prize has been awarded this year to the authors of ‘A Critical Commentary on Follow-Up Studies and “Desistance” Theories about Transgender and Gender- Nonconforming Children’  International Journal of Transgenderism 19_2_212-224 (30 KB) When children and young people show determined

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GIRES Research Award for 2000 – Synopsis

See the GIRES Annual Research Awards page to read about the awards and the criteria used by the GIRES trustees in evaluating entries for the annual award. Awarded to Dr Stephen Whittle of Manchester Metropolitan University TRANSGENDER RIGHTS: THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND NEW IDENTITY POLITICS FOR A NEW AGE. Synopsis Prepared by Dr Whittle

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Challenging “Autogynephilia”

Background It has been postulated that gender dysphoria is associated with self eroticism in trans women. Moser’s article below demonstrates that their autogynephilic experiences are no different from those of other women. Article by Charles Moser, PhD, MD Autogynephilia, an erotic interest in the thought or image of oneself as a woman, has been described

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Exogenous Factors

Environmental Pollution Issues GIRES is aware of the mounting evidence that unusual development of sex characteristics and in sex ratios at birth in the animal and human populations may be associated with environmental pollution. The scientific discussion of this issue continues. A recent article, It’s Time to Learn From Frogs, in the New York Times provides

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Atypical Gender Development

The paper, Atypical Gender Development (PDF, 276KB), was published in the International Journal of Transgenderism in 2006, based on the work of a group funded by the Kings Fund. The paper is under limited copyright to The Haworth Press Inc, Binghamton, New York, the Publisher of the Journal. It may be used only by the signatories

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GIRES Research Award for 2001 – Synopsis

See the GIRES Annual Research Awards page to read about the awards and the criteria used by the GIRES trustees in evaluating entries for the annual award. Awarded to Bernadette Wren, Consultant Clinical Psychologist EARLY PHYSICAL INTERVENTION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WITH ATYPICAL GENDER IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT “Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry Vol 5:2 pp 220-231.” Synopsis, written by

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GIRES Research Award for 1999

Awarded to Professor Milton Diamond and Professor Kenneth Kipnis The GIRES Research Prize for 1999 has been awarded to Professor Milton Diamond and Professor Kenneth Kipnis for their article: “Pediatric Ethics and the Surgical Assignment of Sex”, published in the Journal of Clinical Ethics. The Professors examined the existing medical practice of performing surgery on

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GIRES Research Award for 2000

See the GIRES Annual Research Awards page to read about the awards and the criteria used by the GIRES trustees in evaluating entries for the annual award. Awarded to Dr Stephen Whittle of Manchester Metropolitan University TRANSGENDER RIGHTS: THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND NEW IDENTITY POLITICS FOR A NEW AGE Published in Hegarty A, Leonard

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