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The sky is trans, why wouldn’t I be

36 EpisodesProduced by Florence AshleyWebsite

This podcast is an audio repository of Florence Ashley‘s scholarly writing on trans law, bioethics, and more!

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Do gender assessments prevent regret in transgender healthcare? A narrative review

October 17th, 2023


Florence Ashley, Neeki Parsa, til kus, & Kinnon R MacKinnon, “Do gender assessments prevent regret in transgender healthcare? A narrative review” …

The Saint of Christopher Street

July 11th, 2023


Florence Ashley & Sam Sanchinel, “The Saint of Christopher Street: Marsha P. Johnson and the Social Life of a Heroine” (2023) 134 Feminist Review 39–55

Abstract: This article analyses the legacy of Marsha P. Johnson …

What is it like to have a gender identity?

July 2nd, 2023


Florence Ashley, “What Is It like to Have a Gender Identity?” (2023) MIND

Abstract: By attending to how people speak about their gender, we can find diverse answers to the question of what it is like to have a gender …

Randomized-controlled trials are methodologically inappropriate in adolescent transgender healthcare

June 25th, 2023


Florence Ashley, Diana M. Tordoff, Johanna Olson-Kennedy, & Arjee J. Restar, “Randomized-controlled trials are methodologically inappropriate in …

Transporting the burden of justification: The unethicality of transgender conversion practices

November 19th, 2022


Florence Ashley, “Transporting the Burden of Justification: The Unethicality of Transgender Conversion Practices” (​2022) 50:3 Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 425–42

Abstract: Transgender conversion practices …

Interrogating gender-exploratory therapy

September 6th, 2022


Florence Ashley, “Interrogating Gender-Exploratory Therapy” (2022) Perspectives on Psychological Science

Abstract: Opposition to gender-affirmative …

Adolescent medical transition is ethical: an analogy with reproductive health

July 7th, 2022


Florence Ashley, “Adolescent Medical Transition is Ethical: An Analogy with Reproductive Health” (2022) 32:2 Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, …

‘Trans’ is my gender modality

April 14th, 2022


Florence Ashley, “‘Trans’ Is My Gender Modality: A Modest Terminological Proposal” in Trans Bodies, Trans Selves, 2nd ed. (Oxford: Oxford University …

Youth should decide: the principle of subsidiarity in paediatric transgender healthcare

February 8th, 2022


Florence Ashley, “Youth should decide: the principle of subsidiarity in paediatric transgender healthcare” (2022) Journal of Medical Ethics (online …

The constitutive in/visibility of the trans legal subject

December 24th, 2021


Florence Ashley, “The Constitutive In/Visibility of the Trans Legal Subject: A Case Study” (2021) 28:1 UCLA Women’s Law Journal 423–57

Abstract: The language of law creates the transgender subject by fabricating a legal …

The clinical irrelevance of ‘desistance’ research for transgender and gender creative youth

September 7th, 2021


Florence Ashley. “The Clinical Irrelevance of Desistance Research for Transgender and Gender Creative Youth” (2021) Psychology of Sexual …

‘X’ Why? Gender markers and non-binary transgender people

June 29th, 2021


Florence Ashley, “‘X’ Why? Gender Markers and Non-Binary Transgender People” in Isabel C. Jaramillo Sierra and Laura Carlson (eds.), Trans Rights and Wrongs: A Comparative Study of Legal Reform Concerning Trans Persons, …

The continuum of informed consent models in transgender health

June 17th, 2021


Florence Ashley, Colton M St. Amand, G Nic Rider, “The Continuum of Informed Consent Models in Transgender Health” (2021) Family Practice

Using the …

Corriger nos pratiques : les approches thérapeutiques pour intervenir auprès des enfants trans examinées dans une perspective juridique

May 2nd, 2021


Florence Ashley, « Corriger nos pratiques : les approches thérapeutiques pour intervenir auprès des enfants trans examinées dans une perspective juridique » dans Jeunes trans et non binaires : de l’accompagnement à …

Recommendations for institutional and governmental management of gender information

April 3rd, 2021


Florence Ashley, “Recommendations for Institutional and Governmental Management of Gender Information” (2021) 44:4 NYU Review of Law & Social Change 489–528

Gender information management is becoming an area of …

Trans reparative 'therapy'

April 3rd, 2021


Florence Ashley, “Reparative Therapy” in Abbie Goldberg & Genny Beemyn (eds), The Sage Encyclopedia of Trans Studies, vol. 2 (Thousands Oakes, …

Gender (de)transitioning before puberty? A response to Steensma and Cohen-Kettenis

February 10th, 2021


Florence Ashley, “Gender (De)Transitioning Before Puberty? A Response to Steensma and Cohen-Kettenis (2011)” (2018) 48:3 Archives of Sexual Behavior 679–680

In a Letter to the Editor, “Gender Transitioning before …

Puberty blockers are necessary, but they don’t prevent homelessness: Caring for transgender youth by supporting unsupportive parents

February 10th, 2021


Florence Ashley, “Puberty Blockers Are Necessary, but They Don’t Prevent Homelessness: Caring for Transgender Youth by Supporting Unsupportive Parents” (2019) 19:2 The American Journal of Bioethics 87–89

In her …

Shifts in assigned sex ratios at gender identity clinics likely reflect changes in referral patterns

February 10th, 2021


Florence Ashley, “Shifts in Assigned Sex Ratios at Gender Identity Clinics Likely Reflect Changes in Referral Patterns” (2019) 16:6 The Journal of Sexual Medicine 948–949

Gender identity clinics have reported …

Surgical informed consent and recognizing a perioperative duty to disclose in transgender healthcare

December 29th, 2020


Florence Ashley, “Surgical Informed Consent and Recognizing a Perioperative Duty to Disclose in Transgender Healthcare” (2020) 13:1 McGill Journal of Law and Health 73–116

​In this article, the author argues that our …

Humorous styles of Cause in In Rem actions: A comparison of Canada and the United States

December 15th, 2020


Florence Ashley, “Humorous Styles of Cause in In Rem Actions: A Comparison of Canada and the United States” (2020) 24:1 Green Bag 15–27

​The names of cases in in rem actions—an action directly over a thing rather than …

Qui est-ille ? Le respect langagier des élèves non-binaires, aux limites du droit

December 9th, 2020


Florence Ashley, “Qui est-ille ? Le respect langagier des élèves non-binaires, aux limites du droit” (2017) 63:2 Service social 35–50

Dans cet article, l’autaire explore la question de savoir si une obligation légale …

L’In/visibilité constitutive du sujet trans : l’exemple du droit québécois

December 9th, 2020


Florence Ashley, “L’In/visibilité constitutive du sujet trans : l’exemple du droit québécois” (2020) 35:2 Canadian Journal of Law and Society / Revue Canadienne Droit et Société 317–340

​Le langage du droit crée le …

Simpson’s paradox in LGBTQ+ policy: A case study

December 7th, 2020


Florence Ashley, “Simpson’s Paradox in LGBTQ+ Policy: A Case Study” (2020) Sexuality Research and Social Policy

Simpson’s paradox refers to cases …

Accounting for research fatigue in research ethics

November 18th, 2020


Florence Ashley, “Accounting for research fatigue in research ethics” (2020) Bioethics

How to account for participants’ psychological and emotional …

Homophobia, conversion therapy, and care models for trans youth: defending the gender-affirmative approach

October 25th, 2020


Florence Ashley, “Homophobia, Conversion Therapy, and Care Models for Trans Youth: Defending the Gender-Affirmative Approach” (2020) 17:4 Journal of LGBT Youth 361–383

​In recent years, opponents of the …

Transgender healthcare does not stop at the doorstep of the clinic

October 25th, 2020


Florence Ashley & Sergio Domíngez, “Transgender Healthcare Does Not Stop at the Doorstep of the Clinic” (2020) The American Journal of Medicine

In favor of covering ethically important cosmetic surgeries: Facial feminization surgery for transgender people

October 24th, 2020


​Florence Ashley & Carolyn Ells, “In Favor of Covering Ethically Important Cosmetic Surgeries: Facial Feminization Surgery for Transgender …

Science has always been ideological, you just don’t see it

October 24th, 2020


Florence Ashley, “Science Has Always Been Ideological, You Just Don’t See It” (2019) 48:6 Archives of Sexual Behavior 1655–1657

In this letter to …

The misuse of gender dysphoria: Toward greater conceptual clarity in transgender health

October 24th, 2020


Florence Ashley, “The Misuse of Gender Dysphoria: Toward Greater Conceptual Clarity in Transgender Health” (2019) Perspectives on Psychological …

Nuancing feminist perspectives on the voluntary intoxication defence

October 23rd, 2020


Florence Ashley, “Nuancing Feminist Perspectives on the Voluntary Intoxication Defence” (2020) 43:5 Manitoba Law Journal 65–94

​The defence of …

Don’t be so hateful: The insufficiency of anti-discrimination and hate crime laws in improving trans wellbeing

October 9th, 2020


Florence Ashley, “Don’t Be So Hateful: The Insufficiency of Anti-Discrimination and Hate Crime Laws in Improving Trans Wellbeing” (2018) 68:1 …

Genderfucking non-disclosure: Sexual fraud, transgender bodies, and messy identities

September 30th, 2020


Florence Ashley, “Genderfucking Non-Disclosure: Sexual Fraud, Transgender Bodies, and Messy Identities” (2018) 41:2 Dalhousie Law Journal 339–377

​If I don’t tell you that I was assigned male at birth, as a transgender …

Thinking an ethics of gender exploration: Against delaying transition for transgender and gender creative youth

September 26th, 2020


Florence Ashley, “Thinking an Ethics of Gender Exploration: Against Delaying Transition for Transgender and Gender Creative Youth” (2019) 24:2

A critical commentary on ‘rapid-onset gender dysphoria’​​

September 26th, 2020


Florence Ashley, “A Critical Commentary On ‘Rapid-Onset Gender Dysphoria’” (2020) 68:4 The Sociological Review 779–799

The term ‘rapid-onset gender …

Gatekeeping hormone replacement therapy for transgender patients is dehumanising

September 26th, 2020


Florence Ashley, “Gatekeeping Hormone Replacement Therapy for Transgender Patients is Dehumanising” (2019)45:7 Journal of Medical Ethics 480–482

Although informed consent models for prescribing hormone replacement …

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