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Bonus Interview: Youth-Gender Clinician Dr. Erica Anderson

Bonus Interview: Youth-Gender Clinician Dr. Erica Anderson

In a bonus interview episode, Jesse interviews Dr. Erica Anderson, a trans woman and Bay-Area-based gender clinician with years of experience working with transgender and gender nonconforming youth. The two discuss the white-hot debate over trans kids, including what comprehensive, compassionate assessment looks like in this field, and how clincians decide when a young person is ready for puberty blockers and/or hormones.

Please consider ordering Jesse's book, The Quick Fix: Why Fad Psychology Can't Cure Our Social Ills: 

Show notes/Links:

Jesse's long article in The Atlantic about youth gender dysphoria: 

Dr. Erica Anderson's website: 

Her Tretter Transgender Oral History Project video: 

A Washington Post article quoting Dr. Anderson on the 'trendiness' aspect: 

Jesse's newsletter quoting her on the folly of laws banning youth transition, but also the importance of comprehensive, competent care for TGNC youth: 

There's an insane amount of misinformatino on this subject: 

Lisa Littman's rapid onset gender dysphoria study: 

The World Professional Association for Transgender Health Standards of Care: 

"In Which I Fail to Find You Any Gate-keeping" by Carey Callahan, a detransitioner: 

"Gender identity is hard but jumping to medical solutions is worse" by Callahan: 

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Journalists Katie Herzog and Jesse Singal scour the internet for its craziest, silliest, most sociopathic content, part of an obsessive and ill-conceived attempt to extract kernels of meaning and humanity from a landscape of endless raging dumpster fires.