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‘Long-Term Follow-Up of Transsexual Persons Undergoing Sex Reassignment Surgery: Cohort Study in Sweden’: A review of Dhejne et al’s findings on criminal convictions
Background In 2011 Dhejne et al. published a peer-reviewed academic paper setting out findings from a cohort study aimed at estimating the ‘mortality, morbidity, and criminal rate after surgical...
21st April 2021
A tale of two letters revisited
The Herald on Sunday this week reported that “more than 300 scientists are calling for the Scottish Government … to resist attempts from campaigners to change the guidance or...
7th April 2021
MBM statement on the Hate Crime and Public Order Bill (March 2021)
Today MSPs are likely to pass into law one of the most contentious pieces of legislation considered in the lifetime of the Scottish Parliament. Last May, we wrote of...
10th March 2021
MBM review of the ONS paper ‘Methodology for decision making on the 2021 Census sex question concept and associated guidance’
MBM review of the ONS paper ‘Methodology for decision making on the 2021 Census sex question concept and associated guidance’ Less than six weeks before the date of the...
8th March 2021
Time to fight for the principle of collecting data on biological sex
Today, the Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) has published draft guidance entitled ‘Collecting and reporting data about sex in official statistics’. The guidance sets out what producers should consider...
25th February 2021
Was the sex question in the 2011 census ‘self-identified’?
1. Introduction Less than six weeks before the date of the 2021 census in England and Wales, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published the guidance which will accompany...
19th February 2021
Debate or no debate (February 2021)
Tomorrow the Justice Committee was due to debate a range of amendments seeking to strengthen the protection for freedom of expression in the Hate Crime and Public Order Bill...
1st February 2021
Hate Crime and Public Order Bill: Stage 2 Briefing. The need for tailored freedom of expression protection for transgender identity (January 2021)
Briefing on the need for tailored freedom of expression protection for transgender identity
31st January 2021
Protecting Freedom of Expression: When less is less (January 2021)
The Justice Committee will start to consider potential amendments to Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill on Tuesday 2 February. How many more sittings there are will depend...
27th January 2021
Discontinuity in the UK censuses on the definition of sex
As reported in the Sunday Times (24 January 2021), the Chief Statistician Sir Ian Diamond has stated that the sex question in the forthcoming census in England and Wales...
25th January 2021