Gender Health Query has a section that extensively covers the dramatic increase in females who are coming out as trans or “non-binary,” binding their breasts, and seeking medical transition. And anecdotally, they appear to be expressing more regret.
Now new figures from the Tavistock gender clinic in Britain have been released and are discussed in the London Times article “Surge in girls switching gender.” 74% of their minor patients are females. This is up from 6% last year.
Many are very young:
The number of 13-year-olds seeking treatment rose by 30% in a year to 331.
Officials in the UK are starting to believe they need to investigate this:
In 2010-11, 43% of patients were girls and five years ago 58% were. Last year the equalities minister, Penny Mordaunt, ordered a review into the surge in girls seeking transition, but little has been heard of it since.
There appears to be conflicts internally at the clinic:
In a leaked report earlier this year, David Bell, a former governor of Gids’s parent trust, said the clinic was exposing young patients to “long-term damage” because of its “inability to stand up to the pressure” from “highly politicised” campaigners and families demanding fast-track gender transition.
Transgendertrend, a site tracking the rise in children and teens transitioning, created a chart breaking down the age ranges of the increasing numbers of females:
The London Times published a follow up article “Penny Mordaunt: It’s vital we look into surge in girls wanting to change gender.”
A relevant quote:
In early outcomes after the injections started in 2011 at the Gender Identity Development Service (Gids) in London, there was “no overall improvement in mood or psychological wellbeing” in the cohort. More than a quarter reported that their mood was worse.
All the children, aged between 12 and 15, wanted to stay on the drugs, according to the presentation by Polly Carmichael, director of Gids. Many went on to receive cross-sex hormone treatment after the age of 16, the next step in changing gender.
Gids said the full findings from the six-year study into the 44 children were being prepared for publication.
Update 06/08/19: A UK government inquiry about these increases has been announced.
Update 06/15/19: “Dr Miriam Stoppard: Gender change fears over trans-clinic kids need addressing” is a related article written by a doctor calling for more research on safety and a proper screening process.
Government Equalities Office. (2019, July 8). Government set to begin next phase of gender transition research. Retrieved from https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-set-to-begin-next-phase-of-gender-transition-research?utm_source=ea10e16a-f79d-4af9-866f-394cecd72fd4&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate
Stoppard, M. (2019, July 8). Dr Miriam Stoppard: Gender change fears over trans-clinic kids need addressing. The Times [London]. Retrieved from https://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/health/dr-miriam-stoppard-gender-change-17514465.amp?fbclid=IwAR0MFfaGFrVoFwixFTLZBTIwe4gPWsKH399foXiA0BGAVf1MwYCB6HHwzWM&__twitter_impression=true
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