Sajid Javid to review gender treatment for children

24 April 2022 - Angus Crawford

This week Mr Javid told MPs services in this area were too affirmative and narrow, and “bordering on ideological”.

He is now thought to be planning an overhaul of the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS), which is run by the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, with clinics in London and Leeds.

Children’s gender services need transformation - review

11 March 2022 - Claudia Allen

The review finds that there “has not been routine and consistent data collection” within the current specialist service, and its approach “has not been subjected to some of the normal quality controls that are typically applied when new or innovative treatments are introduced”.

Evidence for puberty blockers use very low, says NICE

2 April 2021 - Deborah Cohen and Hannah Barnes - BBC Newsnight

“The evidence for using puberty blocking drugs to treat young people struggling with their gender identity is “very low”, an official review has found.”

Tavistock puberty blocker study published after nine years

11 December 2020 - Hannah Barnes and Deborah Cohen

“All but one child treated for gender dysphoria with puberty-blocking drugs at a leading NHS clinic also received cross-sex hormones, a study has shown.”

1 December 2020 - Newsnight

Youtube: Puberty blockers: Under-16s ‘unlikely’ to be able to give informed consent (13 min)

8 October 2020 - Alison Holt

Children’s gender identity clinic concerns go back 15 years

1 October 2020 - Hannah Barnes

Youtube: NHS child gender clinic: Staff concerns date back more than a decade - BBC Newsnight (9 min)

NHS child gender clinic: Staff concerns ‘shut down’

19 June 2020 - Hannah Barnes and Deborah Cohen

Youtube: NHS child gender clinic: Staff welfare concerns ‘shut down’ - BBC Newsnight (12 min)

Transgender teen care ‘needs urgent regulation’

6 March 2019 - Dr. Faye Kirkland

Trans Kids: Why Medicine Matters - 12 June 2019 - (28 min)


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