Medical, legal, and cultural debate over the practice of youth gender transitions has come to the birthplace of the Dutch Protocol The following is an extract from an article on the Society for Evidence Based Gender Medicine’s website about the beginnings of discussion and debate in the Netherlands about the practice of gender transition in […]
History of Psychiatry Volume 34 Issue 4, December 2023 David Pilgrim, Department of Psychology, University of Southampton This paper is a timely examination of the history of two distinct current clinical positions, that could help us understand and contextualise concerns about legislation to include gender identity in a ban on “conversion therapy”. The first is […]
Against the weaponisation of youthful suffering An article by a child psychiatrist on the abuse of “suicide risk” in promoting medical intervention for children who identify as trans was recently published in The Critic. The author wrote: When a child identifies as trans, the spectre of suicide is frequently raised by campaigners — sometimes in […]
A recent review paper by Halasz and Amos in the journal Australasian Psychiatry, gives a history of the GIDS service at the Tavistock centre from its inception in 1989 to its closure in 2022 and compares “gender-affirming” and “comprehensive care” approaches. The term “gender-affirming care” refers to social, medical and surgical interventions that change the […]
CAN-SG’s submission to NHS England’s consultation on interim clinical policy on use of puberty suppressing hormones for children and young people with gender dysphoria/gender incongruence CAN -SG has submitted its response to the NHS England consultation. The consultation closes on 1 November. Anyone who has an interest in this policy can contribute to the consultation. […]
As a cautionary tale of what happens when we lose sight of ‘primum non nocere’ (first do no harm) as our guiding principle in medicine, the story of epilepsy surgery is exemplary.
In May 2023 a group of doctors and therapists who are members of CAN-SG gave evidence to two cross party groups of parliamentarians, both MPs and Peers, about the risks of including gender identity in legislation to ban conversion practices, especially for the clinical care of gender questioning children and young people. The bill has […]