University ‘Turned Down Politically Incorrect Transgender Research’

Lulu, a transgender girl, reads a book in her room at her home in Buenos Aires July 25, 2013. PHOTO: Newsweek/Reuters/Stringer

James Caspian says Bath Spa University approved but then rejected his proposed research into gender reassignment reversal

By Sally Weale | 25 September 2017

THE GUARDIAN — Bath Spa University is conducting an internal inquiry into claims that it turned down an application for research on gender reassignment reversal because it was “potentially politically incorrect” and would attract criticism on social media.

James Caspian, a psychotherapist who specialises in working with transgender people, proposed the research about “detransitioning” to the university in south-west England, which, he said, initially approved the application.

When he went back with his preliminary findings that suggested growing numbers of young people, particularly women, were regretting gender reassignment, Bath Spa said his proposal would have to be resubmitted to the ethics committee, which rejected it. […]

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