At last some common sense based on biological facts. Medical experts at the UK’s National Health Service have now admitted that:
“most children who think they are transgender are going through a ‘transient phase’ and will grow out of it.”
Is this ‘transient phase’ the result of indoctrination and social contagion, being pushed by the media, politicians and trans activists?
The NHS is going as far as “discouraging puberty-blocking and social gender affirmation.” The NHS plans to restrict the treatment of young people under the age of 18 who are questioning their gender, The Telegraph reported.
Plans also include a ban on prescribing young people puberty blockers outside of strictly-conducted clinical trials. Doctors are told not to encourage young people to change their names and pronouns.
An NHS report states there is “scarce and inconclusive evidence to support clinical decision making” and “this has led to a lack of clinical consensus on what the best model of care for children and young people experiencing gender incongruence and dysphoria should be.”
Proposed clinical approaches for young kids should “reflect evidence that, in most cases, gender incongruence does not persist into adolescence.”
The NHS England document states:
“The clinical management approach should be open to exploring all developmentally appropriate options for children and young people who are experiencing gender incongruence, being mindful that this may be a transient phase, particularly for prepubertal children, and that there will be a range of pathways to support these children and young people and a range of outcomes.”
We await our own NZ Ministry of Health following this latest guidance coming out of the NHS.
Another review being conducted in the UK, by Dr. Hilary Cass OBE, reveals that doctors treating gender dysphoria feel ‘pressured to adopt unquestioning approach’, being unable to query young patients’ choices, even when this is at odds with their clinical assessment and diagnosis. Dr. Cass has been conducting an “Independent Review of Gender Identity Services for Children and Young People” and has reportedly told NHS England that even changing a child’s name, pronouns, or way of dressing can have “significant effects” on his or her “psychological functioning.”
Hopefully these latest NHS findings and guidance will stop the pressure to affirm gender transitioning.
Further reading here.