I’m Bernard Lane, a Sydney-based journalist covering the international debate about gender clinics.

Why has there been a dramatic spike in often troubled children and teenagers declaring a transgender identity and seeking puberty blocker drugs, synthetic hormones and surgery?

A growing number of people all around the world are asking this question. It raises issues fundamental to a healthy society, yet most mainstream media has missed the story or worse, engaged in uncritical promotion of medicalised gender change.

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Sydney, February 2022

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Bernard Lane
Australian journalist on the gender clinics beat; local and global news coverage of the trend for children & adolescents to undergo medicalised gender change.