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A Catechesis on the Human Person and Gender Ideology
Conveying foundational truths in all charity, Bishop Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington issued this catechetical document in August 2021 after consultation with experts in theology, bioethics, clinical counseling, civil and canonical law, as well as with priests throughout the Diocese.
The Person and Identity Project
The mission of the Person and Identity Project (PIP) is to assist the Church in promoting the Catholic vision of the human person and responding to the challenges of gender ideology with clarity and compassionate guidance. PIP is committed to helping parents, educators, church members, medical professionals, and political leaders through resources, including church teaching, medical research, videos, podcasts, articles, FAQs, speakers, staff training, and more.
Society for Evidence Based Gender Medicine
"We are an international group of over 100 clinicians and researchers concerned about the lack of quality evidence for the use of hormonal and surgical interventions as first-line treatment for young people with gender dysphoria. We represent expertise from a range of clinical disciplines. Our objectives include evaluating current interventions for gender dysphoria, providing balanced evidence summaries, promoting the development of effective and supportive psychosocial approaches for the care of young people with gender dysphoria and generating good, answerable questions for research."
Stats for Gender
Provides a single, easy-to-use portal for statistics and facts about gender. "We believe that the public has a right to reliable data, intuitively categorized, and phrased in simple, jargon-free terms. We want those who are questioning their gender to have full access to the facts. And we want their families, friends and loved ones to be able to see the bigger picture."
Parents with Inconvenient Truths about Trans (PITT)
"PITT is a space for parents that have been impacted by gender ideology to share their uncensored stories, experiences, and thoughts, while remaining anonymous to protect themselves and their families. Our objective is to inform the public about the devastating impact of gender ideology on our families through our personal experiences."
Transgender Trend is an organization of parents, professionals, and academics based in the UK who are concerned about the current trend to diagnose children as transgender, including the unprecedented number of teenage girls suddenly self-identifying as ‘trans’ (Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria or ROGD). "We are also concerned about legislation which places transgender rights above the right to safety for girls and young women in public toilets and changing rooms along with fairness for girls in sport." The website includes information and research, resources for parents and teachers, and legal information.
Sex Change Regret
"You are not alone. Up to 20% have regrets about their sex change. Sex change procedures are not effective, say researchers. Ten to 15 years after surgical reassignment, the suicide rate is 20 times that of comparable peers. Here we reach out to those considering detransitioning."
Books aimed at children and youth
- Theology of the Body for kids, 3 volume set. Book series for 5-7 year olds authored by Monica Ashour and published by Pauline Books and Media. In the midst of the recent confusion regarding gender dysphoria and the popular media promoting it, St. John Paul’s Theology of the Body gives a compelling response. This beautifully illustrated set helps children see the body as a gift from God to be treasured and treated as such.
- My Body is Me by Rachel Rooney. An upbeat, rhyming picture book, aimed at 3-6 year- olds, it introduces children to the workings of the human body and celebrates similarities and differences while challenging sex stereotypes. It also aims to promote a positive self-image and foster self-care skills. The text is inclusive of children with physical or sensory disabilities.
- Good Pictures, Bad Pictures: Porn-Proofing Today's Young Kids by Kristen Jenson. Gender dysphoria is often associated with early exposure to porn. This book is one tool to help porn-proof your child, ages 7-12, and is available in several languages. There is a junior version of this title aimed at 3-6 year olds. The Defend Young Minds website also has resources for parents and professionals to talk to kids about the dangers of pornography. This book is available in the Maly Library.
Books available at the Maly Library
Desist, Detrans & Detox : Getting Your Child Out of the Gender Cult by
Call Number: 306.768 K26
Publication Date: 2021
Blindsided when a child suddenly announces a transgender identity, a growing cadre of parents have found their families under assault by an insidious predator: the billion-dollar gender industry. Desist, Detrans, & Detox: Getting Your Child Out of the Gender Cult provides a roadmap to help families navigate the treacherous terrain of gender ideology, and bring their children back to reality and safety.
Get Out Now: Why You Should Pull Your Child from Public School Before It's Too Late by
Call Number: 371.00973 H355
Publication Date: 2018-08-14
While government-run schools have been heading in a progressive direction for years now, the “game changer” for these Catholic authors is the full-on embrace of the gender revolution. They conclude that, “If you are concerned about your child’s faith, intellectual formation, and patriotism, public schools are working against you.”
Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters by
Call Number: 306.768 S561
Publication Date: 2020-06-30
Gender dysphoria—severe discomfort in one’s biological sex—was vanishingly rare, typically found in less than .01 percent of the population, emerging in early childhood, and afflicting males almost exclusively. But today whole groups of young female friends are coming out as “transgender.” Abigail Shrier, a writer for the Wall Street Journal, has dug deep into the trans epidemic, talking to the girls, their agonized parents, and the counselors and doctors who enable gender transitions, as well as to “detransitioners”—young women who bitterly regret what they have done to themselves. Shrier offers urgently needed advice about how parents can protect their daughters or retrieve them from this dangerous path.
Made This Way: How to Prepare Kids to Face Today’s Tough Moral Issues by
Call Number: 170 M648
Publication Date: 2018-08-28
Provides Catholic parents and teachers with crucial tools and techniques to help communicate how the right way to live is rooted in the way we’re made (a natural law approach). God’s design for human nature is a blueprint for moral living that any child can grasp through reason and apply to modern controversies over sex, marriage, life, and the quest for human fulfillment.
When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment by
Call Number: 306.768 A549
Publication Date: 2018-02-20
Drawing on the best insights from biology, psychology, and philosophy, Catholic author Ryan Anderson offers a nuanced view of human embodiment, a balanced approach to public policy on gender identity, and a sober assessment of the human costs of getting human nature wrong.