I care because my daughter declared herself trans male at age 13, she has now desisted.
I raised concerns during multiple CAMHS meetings with my daughter expressing concern at their unquestioning acceptance of her trans status, despite a pre-existing ASD diagnosis and clear signs of social influence from a key friend at school.
I have also written to Amnesty about their support for self ID (particularly their campaign for there to be no age limit on the legal process) and subsequently cancelled my membership. I also talk regularly to friends about our experience.
I have been cautious about being open on social media about our situation out of concern for my daughter’s privacy. I have avoided negative consequences by being hugely cautious about speaking out on this topic.
AJT, Mother of a daughter, who was trans and now isn’t