Detransitioned activist takes war on puberty blockers to Supreme Court
Keira Bell, a woman who regrets changing her gender aged 16, is seeking permission to overturn a Court of Appeal ruling allowing an NHS gender clinic to give children hormone drugs.

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Gender identity clinic whistleblower wins damages for ‘vilification’
A whistleblower who claims she was “vilified” by an NHS gender identity clinic after raising concerns about the safety of children undergoing treatment has been
NHS gender identity clinic whistleblower wins damages | Transgender | The Guardian
Child safeguarding expert awarded £20,000 after bringing claim against Tavistock and Portman trust
NHS gender clinic whistleblower wins tribunal - BBC News
An employment tribunal rules in favour of a staff member who says bosses treated her unfavourably.
Ruling in first-of-its-kind case will ‘bring comfort’ to young trans people in Northern Ireland
A court ruling that a 16-year-old transgender girl does not require court permission to access hormone blockers will “bring comfort” to other young trans people in Northern Ireland, a solicitor has said. In a judgment handed down in May and published earlier this month, Mrs Justice Siobhan Keegan sa
‘We are causing irreversible damage to children’
Gender clinic doctor’s care ‘failed’
A doctor who ran an unlicensed online gender identity clinic treating children as young as 12 is accused of failing to provide good clinical care to three patients, a tribunal was told.Helen Webberley
GP who ran illegal transgender clinic says she’s ‘fighting for what’s right’
‘Don’t pass judgement until you’ve spoken to these people who are begging us - because you will be converted’
‘Media trans bias and Stonewall sex-ed groomed my son’
Tavistock centre is ‘running a conversion therapy for gay children’
Dr Matt Bristow said he feared that the Tavistock and Portman NHS trust was ignoring the possibility that boys and girls who told clinicians they wanted to change their sex might simply be homosexual.
Tavistock gender clinic ‘converting’ gay children
A gay psychologist who worked at the NHS’s only gender transition clinic for children spoke of his fears that the clinic was running “conversion therapy for gay kids”.Dr Matt Bristow said he feared
Whistleblower is suing NHS’s only child gender clinic
Sonia Appleby, 62, claims her bosses’ actions left her unable to fulfil her role as a Named Professional for Safeguarding Children at Tavistock and Portman NHS Centre.

https://www.merseycare.nhs.uk/our-services/liverpool/sexual-health/cmagic-cheshire-and-merseyside-adult-gender-identity-collaborative/cmagic-frequently-asked-questions-faqs?s=09

Puberty blockers: NHS to set up independent review group
The group will assess the prescription of puberty blockers for under-16s, NHS England says.
NHS adviser to review hormone use on young
A warning over the health impacts of giving puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones to young people struggling with gender identity has prompted a call for a review of their use in Scotland.The
The crisis at the Tavistock’s child gender clinic
A number of reports have raised concerns about the country’s only NHS gender clinic for young people.
Health board ‘misled young patients’ over puberty drug
Scotland’s biggest health board has been accused of misleading young transgender patients and their families over the potential effects of puberty- suppressing drugs.Newly-released documents show that
Exclusive: Online clinic willing to prescribe sex change drugs to children without asking them to talk to doctor
GenderGP doctor tells reporters posing as parents of 12-year-old that he may be able to obtain drugs after appointments with counsellor
How children can order life-altering transgender drugs from their bedroom
Online healthcare clinic uses loophole to flout NHS rules and prescribe sex change drugs to under 16s without parental consent
Puberty blockers ‘stunt bone growth of children’
Puberty blockers stunted the height and impaired the bone mass density of children wishing to change gender, researchers have found.The study followed 44 children, aged 12-15, who had treatment for
Review of ICGP Guide for trans care in Ireland
Suspended GP vows to keep prescribing ‘puberty blockers’
Helen Webberley, of Abergavenny, said she will go against the ruling to offer children the ‘experimental’ treatment
‘Children have been very seriously damaged’ by NHS gender clinic, says former Tavistock staff governor
Dr David Bell wrote an internal report in 2018, raising the concerns brought to him by colleagues about the way the Gender Identity Development Service was treating patients.
Concerns after teenagers reportedly given sex-change drugs after ‘one-hour session’ at private clinic
GenderCare accepts patients from 18 years old and charges up to £300 for a first appointment
The testimony that led High Court judge to ban child puberty blockers
The shocking evidence that convinced a High Court judge to effectively ban an NHS gender clinic from giving puberty-blocking drugs to children can be revealed for the first time today.
Use of drugs to block puberty in trans children ‘to be reconsidered’
The distribution of drugs that block puberty in children planning to transition to another sex looks set to be reviewed.Jeane Freeman, the health secretary, said that the Scottish government would

https://legalfeminist.org.uk/2020/12/27/puberty-blockers-and-parental-consent/

Irreversible Damage by Abigail Shrier review — resisting the ‘transgender craze’
A thought experiment . . . Specialists treating a rare disorder observe a profound change in their patient base. Historically it is 90 per cent male until a recent sudden surge in female referrals who

https://www.judiciary.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Bell-v-Tavistock-Judgment.pdf

Five downloadable articles by Dr Michael Biggs here:

The Tavistock’s Experimentation with Puberty Blockers
Bell v Tavistock in the High Court: an explainer
Puberty Blockers and Consent to Treatment: an Analysis of the High Court’s Ruling — FiLiA
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Puberty drugs still prescribed to children in Scotland
Children will continue to receive puberty-blocking drugs in Scotland despite English courts ruling that under-16s are too immature to decide to change their gender.Calls have been made for the
The Observer view on the high court’s ruling on puberty blocking drugs for children | Observer editorial
The court was correct to halt a disturbing trend among clinicians to assume those as young as 10 were fit to make life-altering decisions about gender identity
Online clinic GenderGP ignores ruling on puberty blockers
A private clinic set up by a suspended GP has vowed to keep prescribing puberty blockers to children despite a High Court ruling that under 16s are unlikely to be able to fully consent to the
Puberty Blocking — can a child consent?
Puberty blockers: Under-16s ‘unlikely to be able to give informed consent’
Children younger than 16 are unlikely to be able to give informed consent, three judges rule.
Children ‘must understand nature of treatment’ before taking puberty blockers, High Court rules
Tavistock and Portman trust says puberty blockers are rarely used in treating children under 13
High Court rules on puberty blockers at transgender clinics
Keira Bell, a 23-year-old woman who began taking puberty blockers when she was 16 before ‘detransitioning’, brought legal action against the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust.
Trans clinics face puberty-blocker ban for under-17s
Transgender clinics could face legal blocks on prescribing puberty-blocking drugs to children aged 16 and under after a landmark judgment this week.If Keira Bell, 23, wins her case on Tuesday, doctors
Transitioning to a medical scandal | Ellen Pasternack and Emily Wheater | The Critic Magazine
Emily Wheater and Ellen Pasternack say the gender change lobby is failing young people who change their mind…
Safety fear over chemist that posted drugs to trans children
A pharmacy that arranged home deliveries of life-changing medication for transgender children which bypassed NHS safeguards has been found to have “system-wide failures” by its regulator.Clear Chemist
Pharmacy damned for delivering puberty blockers to trans children
The prescriptions for puberty blockers were from GenderGP, founded by Helen Webberley, who was fined in 2018 for running an unlicensed transgender clinic from her home in Wales.