In our current climate, it takes courage to write a book critiquing the transgender movement. But that is what Wall Street Journal journalist Abigail Shrier has done. I confess that I was sceptical when approaching the book given the title: 'Irreversible Damage - The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters.' Why? Because strong opinions in this realm so often lead to echo chambers of accusation, calls to be 'cancelled' and insult-throwing rather than reasoned, intelligent debate. And yet Schrier writes in a disarming and compassionate way which meant that I emerged with greater understanding and empathy for those involved and more conversant with the arguments in both directions. As a parent and a paediatrician however, I also emerged feeling disturbed that something is very wrong indeed.