‘A live experiment on children’

Jan 11, 2021 by

by Sanchez Manning, Mailonline:

Mail on Sunday publishes the shocking physicians’ testimony that led a High Court judge to ban NHS’s Tavistock clinic from giving puberty blocking drugs to youngsters as young as 10 who want to change sex.

The shocking evidence that convinced a High Court judge to effectively ban an NHS gender clinic from giving puberty-blocking drugs to children can be revealed for the first time today.

Until now a court order has prevented the testimony of eminent physicians being made public. But lawyers for The Mail on Sunday successfully argued there was a significant public interest in disclosing the material.

Among the devastating statements that can now be divulged is one from Professor Christopher Gillberg, an expert in child and adolescent psychiatry, who believes prescribing drugs to delay puberty – a first step in gender treatment – is a scandal and tantamount to conducting ‘a live experiment’ on vulnerable children.

‘In my years as a physician, I cannot remember an issue of greater significance for the practice of medicine,’ he said.

‘We have left established evidence-based clinical practice and are using powerful life-altering medication for a vulnerable group of adolescents and children based upon a belief.’

In their statements, Prof Gillberg and other leading medical experts revealed:

  • Puberty-halting drugs can harm a patient’s brain and bone development;
  • Clinics are urging gender-changing teen girls to choose sperm donors to fertilise eggs before freezing them;
  • Medics are failing to warn about the infertility risks posed by puberty blockers;
  • Children who regret treatment find themselves ‘locked’ into new bodies;
  • Internet sites persuade autistic children they are transgender when they simply have ‘identity issues’.

The Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) clinic in London, also known as the Tavistock Centre, began prescribing puberty blockers to under-16s in 2011. There has been growing concern ever since about the irreversible, life-changing dangers.

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See also: Professor Kathleen Stock: ‘I will not be bullied into silence’from Mail on Sunday:

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