Demonstration against Kenneth Zucker at RSM, 1st October 2008

September 22, 2008

A couple of weeks ago, I noted that Kenneth Zucker will still be speaking at the conference on Medical Care for Gender Variant Teenagers, to be held at the RSM in London.

I’m a bit slow to pick up on this – Natacha blogged it a week ago – but a demonstration against Zucker is planned for 1st October at 8.30 am outside the Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE.

The demo is organised in cooperation with the Metropolitan Police and will take place outside the Royal Society of Medicine (just behind Debenhams/House of Fraser; nearest tubes are Bond Street and Oxford Circus)

As Natacha says in this PFC News Alert:

It is important to come for two reasons:

  1. to show opposition to Ken Zucker’s ‘treatments’ being used on children and
  2. to oppose the nature of the Royal Society of Medicine’s highly political conference on trans identified adolescents

Natacha adds:

[…] The conference seems to have been set up to push a UK-based treatment protocol for GV children and trans identified adolescents. This protocol will not involve the use of hormone blockers to delay the onset of puberty. Puberty can not only be extremely distressing for some GV YP’s particularly those that grow up to be trans adults. Furthermore, as legal research has shown the refusal to consider this treatment means that trans adolescents develop secondary sexual characteristics, such as beard or breast growth that ultimately lead to major health interventions, in the future, which could have been avoided. In this sense it seems that it is also particularly politically motivated and as such as large presence outside is vital to make our feelings known and to distribute leaflets to delegates to make sure they understand the other side of the story.

Demonstration against Ken Zucker (the man who proposes reparative therapy for gender variant young people):
October 1st, 8.30am, The Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE

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Here are the links to my previous posts (newest first) on the subject of DSM-V/Zucker/Blanchard:

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