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Conversation Balloons

44 EpisodesProduced by Conversation BalloonsWebsite

Host Leah Farish interviews experts and friends about all things generational.No matter your age or stage, whether you're growing or growing old, you wonder at, fume at, or love someone in another generation. It might be workplace issues, raising kids, or caring for an elder--We're here to bring und… read more


39. Tradition or Transition? Gender Transition According to a Pediatrician w/ Dr. Julia Mason

Physician Julia Mason describes the medical steps of gender transition for children, explaining to your astonished host why she opposes each one.  Puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and sex change surgery all have unintended consequences yet are steamrolling through American society without empirical basis, even while being second-guessed in most European nations.  

Additional resources:

"Reconsidering Informed Consent for Trans-Identified Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults" Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy 2022, Levin, Abbruzzese, and Mason, 

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