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Bell and Mrs A versus The Tavistock, December 2020

A travesty for trans youth in the UK.

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December’s ruling against the Tavistock, which made access to puberty blockers for trans youth even more of a challenge, has left parents of trans youth terrified.

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People have been left asking one simple question:

How can it be that, based on the evidence presented to them, the judge was not convinced that the UK’s national healthcare provider was able to provide safe care?

 

 At GenderGP we not only provide healthcare to the trans community – people of all ages, wherever they are in the world – we are firm advocates, committed to mending a broken system.

We have analysed the case, what went wrong, and what the implications are.

The following documents cover all the necessary facts, history, and medical evidence you need to understand what’s happening

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Tavi Appeal

Parental Consent Determination

March 2021

After The Ruling

December 2020

What now for trans youth?

What’s next

Should trans youth be affirmed?

Check out the evidence

Latest News

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Puberty blockers: Experimental treatment or safe and effective?

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Puberty Blockers: The Real Side-Effects

Puberty Blockers: The Real Side-Effects

Puberty blockers are prescribed for young transgender people who wish to prevent the physical developments that take place during puberty. In this article, we discuss puberty blockers and their side effects. We also discuss the pros and cons of these hormone blockers....

Parental Consent Determination

March 2021

What happened?

Puberty Blockers & Bone Health for Transgender Youth

Puberty Blockers & Bone Health for Transgender Youth

The idea of becoming an adult is the coolest thing ever when you're young. Growing up is really exciting: you are free to make your own decisions and don't have to ask for permission. You might have thought that life would begin once you reached a magical age. This...

Shared Care Guidance Consultation: Care Quality Commission

Shared Care Guidance Consultation: Care Quality Commission

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Gender-affirming hormone therapy: Starting HRT and what to expect

Gender-affirming hormone therapy: Starting HRT and what to expect

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GenderGP Response

Puberty Blockers & Bone Health for Transgender Youth

Puberty Blockers & Bone Health for Transgender Youth

The idea of becoming an adult is the coolest thing ever when you're young. Growing up is really exciting: you are free to make your own decisions and don't have to ask for permission. You might have thought that life would begin once you reached a magical age. This...

Shared Care Guidance Consultation: Care Quality Commission

Shared Care Guidance Consultation: Care Quality Commission

In the UK the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has an important role in making sure healthcare services provide people with safe and high-quality care. They also undertake to offer guidance to General Practitioners (GPs) and other Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) on major...

Gender-affirming hormone therapy: Starting HRT and what to expect

Gender-affirming hormone therapy: Starting HRT and what to expect

If you've searched, 'how to start transitioning', you've come to the right place. For many trans and non-binary people, starting HRT is a defining moment. It's the beginning of your transition journey, which may be exciting and challenging at the same time. Hormone...

Other Responses

Puberty Blockers & Bone Health for Transgender Youth

Puberty Blockers & Bone Health for Transgender Youth

The idea of becoming an adult is the coolest thing ever when you're young. Growing up is really exciting: you are free to make your own decisions and don't have to ask for permission. You might have thought that life would begin once you reached a magical age. This...

Shared Care Guidance Consultation: Care Quality Commission

Shared Care Guidance Consultation: Care Quality Commission

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Gender-affirming hormone therapy: Starting HRT and what to expect

Gender-affirming hormone therapy: Starting HRT and what to expect

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Mrs A and Bell V Tavistock

December 2020

What happened?

Puberty Blockers & Bone Health for Transgender Youth

Puberty Blockers & Bone Health for Transgender Youth

The idea of becoming an adult is the coolest thing ever when you're young. Growing up is really exciting: you are free to make your own decisions and don't have to ask for permission. You might have thought that life would begin once you reached a magical age. This...

Shared Care Guidance Consultation: Care Quality Commission

Shared Care Guidance Consultation: Care Quality Commission

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Gender-affirming hormone therapy: Starting HRT and what to expect

Gender-affirming hormone therapy: Starting HRT and what to expect

If you've searched, 'how to start transitioning', you've come to the right place. For many trans and non-binary people, starting HRT is a defining moment. It's the beginning of your transition journey, which may be exciting and challenging at the same time. Hormone...

Why did it happen?

Puberty Blockers & Bone Health for Transgender Youth

Puberty Blockers & Bone Health for Transgender Youth

The idea of becoming an adult is the coolest thing ever when you're young. Growing up is really exciting: you are free to make your own decisions and don't have to ask for permission. You might have thought that life would begin once you reached a magical age. This...

Shared Care Guidance Consultation: Care Quality Commission

Shared Care Guidance Consultation: Care Quality Commission

In the UK the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has an important role in making sure healthcare services provide people with safe and high-quality care. They also undertake to offer guidance to General Practitioners (GPs) and other Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) on major...

Gender-affirming hormone therapy: Starting HRT and what to expect

Gender-affirming hormone therapy: Starting HRT and what to expect

If you've searched, 'how to start transitioning', you've come to the right place. For many trans and non-binary people, starting HRT is a defining moment. It's the beginning of your transition journey, which may be exciting and challenging at the same time. Hormone...

GenderGP Response

Puberty Blockers & Bone Health for Transgender Youth

Puberty Blockers & Bone Health for Transgender Youth

The idea of becoming an adult is the coolest thing ever when you're young. Growing up is really exciting: you are free to make your own decisions and don't have to ask for permission. You might have thought that life would begin once you reached a magical age. This...

Shared Care Guidance Consultation: Care Quality Commission

Shared Care Guidance Consultation: Care Quality Commission

In the UK the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has an important role in making sure healthcare services provide people with safe and high-quality care. They also undertake to offer guidance to General Practitioners (GPs) and other Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) on major...

Gender-affirming hormone therapy: Starting HRT and what to expect

Gender-affirming hormone therapy: Starting HRT and what to expect

If you've searched, 'how to start transitioning', you've come to the right place. For many trans and non-binary people, starting HRT is a defining moment. It's the beginning of your transition journey, which may be exciting and challenging at the same time. Hormone...

Other Responses

Puberty Blockers & Bone Health for Transgender Youth

Puberty Blockers & Bone Health for Transgender Youth

The idea of becoming an adult is the coolest thing ever when you're young. Growing up is really exciting: you are free to make your own decisions and don't have to ask for permission. You might have thought that life would begin once you reached a magical age. This...

Shared Care Guidance Consultation: Care Quality Commission

Shared Care Guidance Consultation: Care Quality Commission

In the UK the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has an important role in making sure healthcare services provide people with safe and high-quality care. They also undertake to offer guidance to General Practitioners (GPs) and other Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) on major...

Gender-affirming hormone therapy: Starting HRT and what to expect

Gender-affirming hormone therapy: Starting HRT and what to expect

If you've searched, 'how to start transitioning', you've come to the right place. For many trans and non-binary people, starting HRT is a defining moment. It's the beginning of your transition journey, which may be exciting and challenging at the same time. Hormone...

What now for Trans Youth?

Puberty Blockers & Bone Health for Transgender Youth

Puberty Blockers & Bone Health for Transgender Youth

The idea of becoming an adult is the coolest thing ever when you're young. Growing up is really exciting: you are free to make your own decisions and don't have to ask for permission. You might have thought that life would begin once you reached a magical age. This...

Shared Care Guidance Consultation: Care Quality Commission

Shared Care Guidance Consultation: Care Quality Commission

In the UK the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has an important role in making sure healthcare services provide people with safe and high-quality care. They also undertake to offer guidance to General Practitioners (GPs) and other Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) on major...

Gender-affirming hormone therapy: Starting HRT and what to expect

Gender-affirming hormone therapy: Starting HRT and what to expect

If you've searched, 'how to start transitioning', you've come to the right place. For many trans and non-binary people, starting HRT is a defining moment. It's the beginning of your transition journey, which may be exciting and challenging at the same time. Hormone...

Evidence supporting affirmative care

Are Puberty Blockers Reversible?

Are Puberty Blockers Reversible?

We ask: are puberty blockers reversible? Blockers have proven positive effects. Conversely, this is despite misinformation campaigns surrounding puberty blockers. Notwithstanding, there have been claims that stopping puberty may lead to irreversible side effects. In...