Gender dysphoria

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The Progress Pride flag is shown above (center flag) at a White House "Pride" celebration on June 10, 2023.

Biden administration retreats from sex-change surgeries for minors, still backs other interventions

Jul 5, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration is backing away from its previous support of sex-change surgeries for minors who identify as... Read more

Rachel Levine, then a nominee for assistant secretary of Health and Human Services, testifies before her confirmation hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions committee in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 25, 2021.

Biden administration pressured health care association to back sex changes for minors

Jun 26, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

Biden’s administration pressured at least one health care association to eliminate proposed guidelines that would have discouraged sex-change drugs. Read more

"I’m proud to defend Idaho’s law that ensures children are not subjected to these life-altering drugs and procedures," said Idaho Attorney General Raúl Labrador in reaction to the decision.

U.S. Supreme Court: Idaho can enforce ban on sex changes for children

Apr 15, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The Supreme Court awarded Idaho emergency relief that will allow the state to enforce its ban on doctors performing sex-change... Read more


Finnish study: Transgender surgeries for minors do not solve mental health issues

Mar 4, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

While some have claimed that puberty-blocking drugs and transgender surgical procedures are “life-saving medicine,” the study disputes that claim. Read more


Study: Patients aged 12-18 account for 8% of trans surgeries

Aug 30, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Researchers estimate that about 3,678 Americans between 12 and 18 received transgender surgeries from 2016 through 2020. Read more


Minnesota single-sex Catholic colleges say students who identify as ‘nonbinary’ may apply

Aug 18, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Two single-sex Catholic colleges in Minnesota are allowing males and females to openly apply to either one of the respective... Read more

The one-year-old “What Is A Woman?” documentary by The Daily Wire's Matt Walsh has amassed more than 177 million views in less than a week on Twitter.

‘What Is A Woman?’ just passed 177 million views on Twitter. Why did it go viral?

Jun 7, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The Daily Wire’s one-year-old film starring Matt Walsh has racked up millions of views recently on social media. What’s behind... Read more

Archbishop Paul S. Coakley preaching during Mass in the cathedral in 2021.

Archbishop Coakley: Respond with love to those with gender dysphoria without compromising truth

May 4, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City in an interview this week called for responding to those experiencing gender dysphoria with... Read more

Archbishop Paul Coakley. Courtesy photo.

Full text of Bishop Paul Coakley’s pastoral letter on gender dysphoria, transgender movement

“On the Unity of the Body and Soul: Accompanying Those Experiencing Gender Dysphoria” was released on Good Shepherd Sunday. Read more


Italian Psychoanalytic Society expresses ‘great concern’ over use of puberty blockers

Jan 18, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The president of the society called for “rigorous scientific discussion” of gender issues in young people. Read more

Interior of the Scottish Parliament Building.

Scottish bishops warn of ‘gender reform’ bill

Dec 20, 2022

By Madeleine Teahan

Scottish bishops have released a statement in opposition to the government’s plans to make it easier for individuals to change... Read more

Exterior of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Emails raise questions about Philadelphia children’s hospital transgender surgeries on minors

Nov 23, 2022

By Joe Bukuras, Jonah McKeown

In a 2017 email, a doctor at the transgender clinic at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia said she was not aware... Read more


Do we know enough about puberty blockers? No, according to N.Y. Times report

Nov 22, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The use of puberty blockers on self-identified transgender children and teens has drawn scrutiny in a recent New York Times... Read more


Catholic doctors confront groups’ call for investigation of ‘gender-affirming care’ critics

Nov 1, 2022

By Edie Heipel

A coalition of thousands of Catholic and religious medical professionals sent a letter Tuesday confronting three top medical groups. Read more


Report: Catholic medical school teaching gender-transition therapies

Oct 20, 2022

By Edie Heipel

A guest lecturer at Georgetown University's School of Medicine has advocated the use of puberty blockers, feminizing and masculinizing hormone... Read more

Omaha Archbishop George Lucas in a 2011 photo.

Omaha archdiocese to delay and revise new gender identity policy

Sep 7, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Under the policy, all students, parents, and employees would have been required to “act toward a person in accordance with... Read more


‘Gender support’ plans at school: Here’s what parents need to know

Aug 30, 2022

By Edie Heipel

The use of gender support plans is on the rise across the country, which schools are using to “affirm” students’... Read more

"Christ and the Woman of Samaria," by Guercino.

Marquette bishop: Document on same-sex attraction, gender dysmorphia about accompaniment, not exclusion

Dec 16, 2021

By Kate Olivera

A document addressing the pastoral care of persons experiencing same-sex attraction and gender dysmorphia is about accompaniment and not exclusion,... Read more


UK woman who regrets teen gender transition sees court victory overturned on appeal

Sep 17, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

A woman who says she was too young when a gender clinic prescribed her puberty blockers has lamented that a... Read more

Swedish hospital praised for halting gender-transitioning for children under 16

May 6, 2021

Swedish doctors will no longer prescribe hormones or drugs to halt or delay puberty for children under the age of... Read more