Lisa Duval


  • Name: Lisa Beth Duval
  • Region: Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Spouse: Derek Duval (shared address in Charlottesville)



Sasha Ayad’s description:

Lisa Duval is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked with children, teens, and families for over 30 years. She is also the mother of a “fiercely gender-questioning” 18-year-old daughter, who has been male-identified for the last 5 years. She works with ROGD teens in an exploratory, empowering, feminist, and body-positive way, affirming their beautiful, complicated selves but not simply their trans identities.

Lisa then explains a fascinating theory: not only are kids with these traits perhaps more vulnerable to ROGD but also that aspects of gender identity ideology iatrogenically create borderline dynamics in dysphoric kids. In other words, gender ideology and a dogmatic affirmation approach could be causing and exacerbating these borderline traits.

Lisa Duval at 16:42:

I have an 18-year-old daughter now who’s been in this world for a while and male-identified. Starting to desist, very fragile. It’s the first time I’m talking about this publicly.

Duval at 42:58:

The closest I came to my husband and I just saying, forget it, let’s just let her transition, – it was her extraordinary pain and suffering. And yes, some of that was created online by the script that we all know about. But a lot of it was just the real angst of adolescence, and I knew in my gut that transitioning was not going to fix anything. But it was so devastating and so hard to sit through.

Note: Duval’s description of her child is consistent with “Parent Story 2” from the Genspect 2022-04-26 HHS meeting attended by her spouse Derek Duval.

Duval at 54:22:

I think I was trying to describe earlier how I believe a lot of gender dysphoria is actually iatrogenic. We take the distress of adolescence, and the changing body, and fitting into a difficult society, and all the online exposure. We take all of that and we give this neat diagnosis of ‘everything can be explained because you were born in the wrong body and you need to change it’. And then all the focus is on that, and then these kids can – you can check off every box in the DSM diagnostic criteria for gender dysphoria. But it didn’t have to do ever with gender, they were not gender-nonconforming as kids, it really doesn’t have to do with gender.

Professional background

Additional information

Atomic Gender is a comprehensive analysis of the reality of gender identity, the world-changing power of the transgender community, and the impact of gender identity denialists worldwide.

Atomic Gender is an evolution of Gender Analysis. Zinnia Jones is a trans woman researcher and community advocate living in central Florida.

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