Thread from July 29th 2022

"The appointment of a consultant psychiatrist to manage the service is still required after being advertised twice without success." Is it possible that applicants are dissuaded because of the Government's support for WPATH? Who required this? 1/5

HSE exploring options for youth gender identity clinics abroad after UK clinic closes
Service also planned within Ireland but attempts to recruit a consultant psychiatrist have twice failed

January 2020: "...the HSE proposes that diagnosis should be 'guided by' the recommendations of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (Wpath), which places a strong emphasis on patients’ self-declaration as the basis for treatment." 2/5

Simon Harris pushed HSE to review need for psychiatric assessment for gender switches
Simon Harris, the minister for health, has asked HSE officials on a steering committee that is developing transgender services to examine the concerns of an activist campaigning against the requirement for transgender people to have a psychiatric assessment.Meanwhile, doctors at the National Gender

In the 2020 Programme for Government it was promised to


WPATH is open to "trans individuals who are not licensed professionals" and it criticised the judgement in the Keira Bell case: Dr Stephen Levine "..WPATH can no longer be considered a purely professional organization."


FINAL Statement Regarding Informed Consent Court Case_Dec 16 2020.docx.pdf (

P.S. Re guidance on puberty blockers: @ICGPnews produced guidance in January 2021 in conjunction with LGBT Ireland and TENI which had to be hurriedly removed and changed when women objected to puberty blockers being described as "reversible": 5/5

The NHS removed its claim that puberty blockers are reversible in May of last year. Last month the ICGP produced guidance which claimed they were reversible but rapidly changed that last week. The HSE’s claim that they are reversible is still online.

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