Sasha Ayad is Licensed Professional Counselor who has treated adolescents for over 13 years. She began feeling concerned about the trans trend reaching teens, and after learning about Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria (ROGD) so began looking into the “trans kid”phenomenon more deeply. Sasha became a founding board member of several organizations fighting for a more cautious, science-based approach, including Society for Evidence-based Gender Medicine, The Gender Exploratory Therapy Association, and Genspect. She is co-host of Gender: A Wider Lens Podcast and co-author, alongside Lisa Marchiano and Stella O’Malley, of a new book called, When Kids Say They’re Trans.
In this episode, I speak with Sasha about what’s really behind teenagers’ desire to transition and what parents can do when dealing with a teen identifying as trans.