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Analysis by GenderGP of the Judgment in the case of Quincy [Keira] Bell and Mrs A against The Tavistock Clinic and Portman NHS Trust.

It is clear that the verdict in the case against The Tavistock Clinic and Portman NHS Trust will fundamentally alter the provision of trans healthcare in the UK. If we are to positively influence this outcome in any way going forward, we need to understand how this happened.

In this article we will analyse the specific areas in which The Tavistock Clinic failed to prove to the court that this is a safe, well-evidenced form of medical intervention for transgender youth to which young people can have the required capacity to consent.

 

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