NHS unveils tougher rules on treatment of transgender children, blaming doctors
The NHS unveils stricter rules for treating transgender children – including hiring doctors instead of therapists or psychologists
Stricter NHS rules on transgender treatments for children welcomed by campaigners
NHS England outlined a strategy to replace the Gender Identity Development Service
The plans call for doctors to be hired instead of therapists
They also indicate that staff should not automatically “acknowledge” the child’s desire for a “transition.”
NHS plans for tougher rules on transgender treatment for children have been welcomed by campaigners – but criticized by transgender advocacy groups.
NHS England has outlined its strategy to replace the Gender Identity Development Service at the controversial Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust in London.
Doctors should take responsibility instead of therapists or psychologists.
They also explain that staff should not automatically ‘affirm’ a child’s desire for a ‘social transition’ to the opposite sex, adding that ‘anti-puberty drugs’ can only be prescribed under an NHS research programme.
NHS England has outlined its strategy to replace the Gender Identity Development Service at the controversial Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust in London
Stephanie Davies-Arai of campaign group Transgender Trend said the moves were “welcome”.
The trans rights group Gendered Intelligence described the approach as “completely unnecessary pathologization of social change”.
The proposals will be publicly consulted.
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