"The last time a full service audit looking at the prevalence of ASD was in 2019. At that stage, the number was 34pc. A repeat audit is ongoing and the expectation for 2022 is that figure will increase significantly and may reach as high as 90pc."
"The authors of the new standards, which include NHS medics and heads of UK trans charities, argue that castration could help some eunuchs better align with their 'gender identity'."
Thread from September 17th 2022 re WPATH which has just released its 8th "standards of care" and an Irish connection: The former Health and Education Manager of TENI, Vanessa Lacey,
234 referrals of Irish children to date to the UK's NHS Tavistock and Portman Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) for assessment. Yet Prof Donal O'Shea warns "'The assessments we have seen on children were vague and not fit for purpose but facilitated starting treatment.'"
Here's the list of TDs and some Senators so far promised a copy of Irishwoman Helen Joyce's bestseller "TRANS - When Ideology Meets Reality".
Statistics based on self-identified gender identity rather than sex are misleading and unreliable. By contrast a survey based on sex by the Red C polling company for the new grassroots women's group The Countess deserves far greater coverage by the media.
Why are politicians proposing a ban on conversion therapy which includes "gender identity?" Who stands to benefit if health professionals find themselves obliged to "affirm" a child's claimed gender identity and at what cost to children's lifelong health and happiness?
Thread following article "Gender distress treatment in young people: a highly charged debate" published in The Irish Times June 26th 2021
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.
"The issue at the heart of this claim is whether informed consent in the legal sense can be given by such children and young persons." What implications does Keira Bell's win have for the treatment of Irish children who have been referred to the Tavistock?
Who are Irish politicians listening to when deciding the best way forward for trans health care?
A 2014 survey of adults attending a Dublin gender clinic found suspected or confirmed gender dysphoria in nearly three times as many men as women. But last year four times as many girls as boys were referred from here to the UK's Gender Identity Development Services. Why is this?