NHS Public Consultation

An NHS Public Consultation on specialised gender identity services was launched in July and remains open for public response until October 16th, through their online survey here. The new specification which alarms us is the proposal to lower the age of acceptance into adult services to 17 years. Currently young people can be referred from the […]

From Adult Males To Teenage Girls – The Movement From Etiology To Ideology

    In the late Sixties, 90% of transsexual adults were male. Fifty years on and the latest published figures from the Tavistock clinic indicate that child referrals are almost 70% female. In the year 2011/12 the overall referral rate of girls overtook boys for the first time. The latest referral figures saw the number […]

Hot Topics In Child Health – A Medical, Political And Ethical Debate

The Hot Topics in Child Health conference on June 12 brought together leading professionals from across Europe to share their expertise and research in the area of ‘transgender and gender diverse children and adolescents.’ Given the recent publication of rising child referral figures from the Tavistock clinic this year, this was a timely and important […]

Is It Surprising That Referrals Of Children To The Tavistock Clinic Continue To Soar?

Referral figures for the Tavistock clinic Gender Identity Development Service, just announced, have risen from 1,419 last year to a total of 2,016 this year, an increase of 42%. The number of children who feel they are ‘trapped in the wrong body’ and need to transition to the opposite sex continues to soar year on […]

The Role Of Counsellors And Therapists

One of the biggest concerns of parents who contact this site is the difficulty in finding counsellors or therapists who will not just jump to affirm their child’s “preferred gender” but take the time to support a young person in exploring the issues which led to a cross-sex identification in the first place. We went […]

Kids On The Edge: The Gender Clinic

Kids on the Edge: The Gender Clinic was a documentary on the work of the Tavistock and Portman gender clinic in London, aired on Channel 4 on November 16th. The programme was devastating and heartbreaking in equal measure, not least because of the statistic that half the number of children being referred to the Tavistock […]

UK Court Case Exposes Social Services In Thrall To Transgender Orthodoxy

Two recent cases serve to highlight the conflict between transgender rights and a society’s duty of care towards little children and vulnerable teenagers; in the first a seven-year-old boy was caused “significant emotional harm” by a mother who insisted he was a girl, and custody was transferred to the father by Mr Justice Hayden in […]

What Qualifies A Doctor To Be A Paediatric Gender Specialist?

The private GP who has administered cross-sex hormones to twelve-year-olds, Dr Helen Webberley, was recently featured on Channel 4 News in an item which included an interview with her at the ‘online transgender medical clinic’ which she runs from her home in south Wales. The doctor, who communicates with her patients via Skype, gave an account of her online […]