Irish psychotherapist Stella O’Malley pushed back against transgender ideology in a video taken during a GenSpect conference Thursday.
Directed by O’Malley, GenSpect is an organization of parents, doctors, professionals and detransitioned individuals promoting an alternative approach to transgender issues.
GenSpect does not “believe that children are equipped to make life-long decisions about medical transition procedures,” according to the organization’s official website.
“We’re in a weird world where doctors, philosophers, feminists, middle-aged mothers and psychologists would be picketed for asking questions, because actually that’s our most common theme, is we have questions,” O’Malley told Irish news outlet Gript.
“The mental health of these people does not seem to be improved by medical transition,” she continued.
There was no substantial difference in mental health outcomes between gender-confused children who did or did not undergo social transition, a U.K. study from April found.
A study funded by the the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in January claimed to discover cross-sex treatments improved the mental health of transgender and nonbinary adolescents, but two of the study’s participants committed suicide and 11 developed suicidal ideation.