Books

Society didn’t anticipate the steep rise in number of children questioning their gender over the past decade and to a large extent is still considering its significance and implications. We offer some title suggestions below as a way for parents to read around the subject, and to situate their own family’s experiences within a wider context.

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This book addresses the specific mental health needs of girls and young women with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Looking at...
Ben Goldacre’s wise and witty bestseller, shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, lifts the lid on quack doctors, flaky statistics,...
Ben Goldacre
Throughout history, humans have attempted to influence and control the thoughts of others. Since the word 'brainwashing' was coined in...
Kathleen Taylor
We can’t always be there to protect our kids as they make their way in the world. What we can...
Stella O'Malley
'This is a guide for real people living and struggling in real life, ordinary circumstances… it is full of humane,...
Elizabeth Wilde Mccormick
On November 18th, 1978, over 900 people including a U.S. congressman Leo Ryan died because of Cult Leader Jim Jones....
Steven Hassan
Have you heard that language is violence and that science is sexist? Or been told that being obese is healthy,...
Helen Pluckrose & James Lindsay
Blindsided when a child suddenly announces a transgender identity, many parents today find their families under assault by an insidious...
Maria Keffler
In recent years, there has been an explosion in the number of children and young people who diagnose themselves as...
Sue Evans and Marcus Evans
Children take their lead from their friends: being ‘cool’ matters more than anything else. Shaping values, identity and codes of...
Gordon Neufeld & Gabor Maté
WINNER of the 2018 Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize 2018 'Finally, a book about the adolescent brain written...
Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
The essays in this volume are written by clinicians, psychologists, sociologists, educators, parents and de-transitioners. Contributors demonstrate how ‘transgender children...
Michele Moore & Heather Brunskell-Evans
*THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER* 'HELL YES. This is one of those books that has the potential to change...
Caroline Criado Perez
Until just a few years ago, gender dysphoria—severe discomfort in one’s biological sex—was vanishingly rare. It was typically found in...
Abigail Shrier
This deceptively little book contains more truth and provides more insight into what it is like to have Asperger′s Syndrome...
Clare Sainsbury
Material Girls is a timely and trenchant critique of the influential theory that we all have an inner feeling known...
Kathleen Stock
Why is it so hard to say 'I made a mistake' and really believe it? When we make mistakes, cling...
Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson
Comprised of the accounts of twelve heterosexual couples in which the man is on the Autism Spectrum, this book invites...
Joanna Pike & Tony Attwood
From Amazon: The teen years can be daunting for any parent. But if you are the parent of a teen...
Pat Harvey and Britt Rathbone
Parents of girls on the autism spectrum often wish their daughters were celebrated for their talents, rather than discouraged for...
Eileen Riley-Hall
So much relies on science. But what if science itself can't be relied on? Medicine, education, psychology, health, parenting -...
Stuart Ritchie
'McGregor is kickass; a respected crusader. If you're a woman, she's definitely the doctor you'd want to see in an...
Dr Alyson J McGregor
Picking up where The Tipping Point leaves off, respected journalist Lee Daniel Kravetz's Strange Contagion is a provocative look at...
Lee Daniel Kravetz
The biological source of masculinity has inspired fascination, investigation and controversy since antiquity. From the eunuchs in the royal courts...
Carole Hooven
Have good intentions, over-parenting and the decline in unsupervised play led to the emergence of modern identity politics and hypersensitivity?...
Jonathan Haidt & Greg Lukianoff
International sex researcher, neuroscientist, and columnist Debra Soh debunks popular gender myths in this fascinating, research-based, scientific examination of the...
Dr Debra Soh
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER A Times and Sunday Times Book of the Year 'Douglas Murray fights the good fight for...
Douglas Murray
'A truly fascinating - if unnerving - read' The Telegraph 'We can all benefit from Critchlow's book' New Scientist 'Acute,...
Hannah Critchlow
A wonderful page-turner about a fascinating idea that should affect the way every thinking person thinks about the world around...
Malcolm Gladwell
What is gender dysphoria? How does it affect people? What do terms like intersex, cisgender and transsexualism mean? This book,...
Dr Az Hakeem
Knowing more has never meant more. Gender identity ideology is about more than Twitter storms and using the right pronouns....
Helen Joyce
This book is a collection of essays about the current theory and practice of transgendering children. Essays are written against...
Michele Moore & Heather Brunskell-Evans
We expect an enormous amount from our teenage girls in a world where they are bombarded with messages about how...
Lisa Damour
From the much-loved, witty and excoriating voice of journalist Nick Cohen, a powerful and irreverent dissection of the agonies, idiocies...
Nick Cohen
Britain's best-known classicist Mary Beard, is also a committed and vocal feminist. With wry wit, she revisits the gender agenda...
Professor Mary Beard