About Us

We are a growing group of international professionals with expertise in a range of clinical and academic disciplines who share a deep concern over the lack of quality evidence behind the increasing use of frequently irreversible hormonal and surgical interventions as the first line of treatment for young people with gender-dysphoria.

Gender-dysphoric and questioning individuals deserve respect, compassion, and high-quality medical care. Join us in our mission to promote evidence-based care for gender dysphoric children, adolescents, and young adults that prioritizes long-term outcomes, and is free from undue political, ideological, religious or financial influences.

Our Clinical Advisory Board

Dr. William Malone

William Malone, MD is a board certified endocrinologist. He is a graduate of Stanford University (B.A., Human Biology) and New York University Medical School. He completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism at Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center.

Dr. Julia Mason

Julia W Mason MS MD received her Master's Degree in Nutritional Sciences in 1993, and her M.D. in 1994 from the University of Illinois.  She finished her residency training in Pediatrics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles in 1997 and has worked as a newborn hospitalist, in urgent care, and as a pediatric hospitalist but primarily as a private general pediatrician for over 20 years. Dr. Mason is board certified in pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Marcus Evans

Mr. Evans trained and worked as a consultant psychotherapist at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust and has over 35 years experience in mental health as a practitioner, supervisor, lecturer, and manager. He has also been in private practice in Beckenham since 1995.

Mr. Evans was one of the founding members of the Fitzjohn’s Service, for the treatment of patients with severe and enduring mental health conditions and/or personality disorder in the adult department at the Tavistock and holds a longstanding interest in the psychoanalytic understanding and treatment of mental health conditions.

He has written and taught extensively on this subject and authored ‘Making Room for Madness in Mental Health: the psychoanalytic understanding of psychotic communications’ published by Karnac in the Tavistock series.

Lisa Marchiano LCSW

Lisa Marchiano is a clinical social worker and certified Jungian analyst in private practice in Philadelphia. She consults with parents of trans identifying teens and detransitioners. The author of the widely cited, “Outbreak: On Transgender Teens and Psychic Epidemics” (Psychological Perspectives 2017) Marchiano contributed chapters to two books about transgender children, adolescents, and young adults published by Cambridge Scholars. Her writings also have appeared in the online magazines Quillette and Areo.

Sasha Ayad

Sasha Ayad is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with teens and young adults. She has worked in behavioral therapy and mental health in Houston, Texas since 2005, and in a counseling capacity since 2008. She has served populations with autism spectrum conditions through applied behavioral therapy. In the field of domestic and sexual violence, she worked as an individual and group therapist with women and children.

Sasha has been working in private practice since 2016. She promotes and provides developmentally appropriate, individualized treatments for concerns related to gender identity and gender dysphoria. Sasha also conducts occasional consults for families who have children presenting with Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria.

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