Mary Jackson

Mary is a book reviewer and reporter for WORLD. She is a World Journalism Institute and Greenville University graduate who previously worked for the Lansing (Mich.) State Journal. Mary resides with her family in the San Francisco Bay area. Follow her on Twitter @mbjackson77.

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State mandates payment for children’s breast removal

Sexuality | California dubs double mastectomies an appropriate transgender treatment for girls
by Mary Jackson
Posted 1/08/21, 02:36 pm

As a child, Erin Brewer would have had her healthy breasts amputated if presented with the opportunity to fulfill her strong desire to be a boy. Instead, she said, a school psychologist helped her come to terms with her gender. Now, she is grateful to have nursed her three children.

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Immutable advantage

Sexuality | Hormone treatments do not erase the unfairness of transgender athletics
by Mary Jackson
Posted 1/08/21, 01:47 pm

Collegiate and Olympic sports require men who want to participate in women’s sports because they identify as transgender to take one year of testosterone-suppressing drugs. New scientific evidence challenges whether that is enough to level the playing field and protect women.

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Champions of biology

Sexuality | A look at the defense of Biblical sexuality and gender in 2020
by Mary Jackson
Posted 12/24/20, 02:47 pm

The coronavirus pandemic put strains on families and marriages but also proved their resilience. The fight to redefine gender and sexuality posed an even more dangerous threat to children this year, but compelling voices emerged and organized to defend the God’s established order for creation. Here are some of the top stories from the marriage, family, and sexuality beat in 2020.

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