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GenderGP has been asked some direct questions by the BBC for a piece which will be aired on Tuesday October 6th. Based on past experience and the significant levels of transphobia which we witness on a daily basis in the UK media, GenderGP does not trust that any responses given by the organisation to a media outlet will be relayed in full.

We are, however, happy to answer any questions here on our website in full view of anyone who chooses to read them:

 

Questions:

Who is currently prescribing medications after online consultations, are they from the EU?

We have a team of doctors who give advice, advise on monitoring and who prescribe for our patients. Our doctors are from various countries, including the EU.

 

What is their experience in prescribing for under (sic) adults and children with gender dysphoria?

Doctors working with GenderGP support thousands of patients in their capacity as gender specialists. As there is no recognised training or qualification in this field all learning is by personal professional development. GenderGP’s doctors follow best practice and guidelines set out by World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) and the Endocrine Society.

 

How do you assure the service you provide transgender children is safe?

We follow the International, peer-reviewed, published International Guidance from the WPATH, The Endocrine Society, The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Australia.

For more information visit: https://www.gendergp.com/clinical-guidelines/

 

As the company that owns GenderGP is based in Hong Kong, who regulates the care provided by the prescribing doctors. The prescribing doctors will have their own regulator as does the pharmacy but would regulates the care, as the CQC would in England?

The care is regulated individually by each of the regulatory bodies that our specialists belong to across the world. The CQC is a UK organisation that is not mirrored in all other countries, however all of our specialists are individually regulated for each of the activities they carry out.

 

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