Thread from 1st May 2022
“'This means very careful assessment is needed and great caution before doing anything irreversible,' he said.
'The assessments we have seen on children were vague and not fit for purpose but facilitated starting treatment.'"
“'Even this week, I saw a young person who felt if he had been given more time 10 years ago to explore his orientation and gender, he may have made different decisions.'"
"Consultant endocrinologist Professor Donal O’Shea previously claimed puberty-suppressing hormone blockers are not safe."
"This weekend, he told the Sunday Independent he remains concerned."
"Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) previously said it does not have any concerns about the treatment service provided to Irish children by the Tavistock and Portman clinics, but it did not respond to a request for comment this weekend."