On the family Christmas card two years ago, Sasha was dressed in fairy wings, a pink tutu and ballet pumps.
Miss Laxton describes going to her first mother-and-baby group in detail on her internet diary.
With the rise of the internet, it quickly gained currency on this side of the Atlantic and elsewhere.
Suddenly, it seems, he became obsessed with the children’s TV character Dora the Explorer, began wearing female clothes and stopped playing with his Thomas The Tank Engine.
Children with gender identity problems are referred here from all over the UK.
It received 97 such referrals in 2009/2010; 139 in 2010/2011 and, as we have already said, 165 thus far this year.
The sessions, according to the blurb, will cover: ‘how to come out to friends, family members and school and work peers; improve your mental wellbeing; sex and relationships and educating those around us.’ What age group are they aimed at?
Answer: ‘13 to 25-year-old transpeople.’ One of this group’s directors is Mark Jennett, a national adviser on the government’s National Healthy Schools programme — an initiative launched more than a decade ago to ‘promote the link between good health, behaviour and achievement through physical activity, social and health education and emotional health and well-being.’ We can’t answer that because no one from Gendered Intelligence returned our calls.He is the specialist who has been treating the children — some as young as 12, remember — taking part in the clinical trial at the Tavistock unit.His comments are refreshingly candid, though not, some may think, reassuring.‘If you suppress puberty for three years the bones do not get any stronger at a time when they should be, and we really don’t know what suppressing puberty does to your brain development.It’s for these reasons that 15% of American adults have now used an online dating site or a mobile dating app, according to a Pew Research Center study published in 2016.The Pew Research data also states that 59% of American adults now feel that online dating is a good way to meet people.What can be revealed, however, is that Gendered Intelligence relies on a £50,000 grant from the equalities and human rights commission quango.