At the coalface of teenage gender change

Mar 4, 2021 by

by Michael Cook, MercatorNet:

Suspended UK doctors find a shady work-around to keep up their crusade.

A few weeks ago, Keira Bell, a very unhappy young British woman, who had lived as a transgender man for several years, won an important court battle in England. The upshot of the court’s decision was that England’s only gender clinic could effectively no longer supply children under 16 with puberty blockers and sex-change hormones, pending an appeal to a higher court.

The judge wrote a scathing assessment of the state of transgender medicine. He found it very “surprising” that so little attention was being paid to whether teenagers really understood the implications of the life-changing medications they were taking.

Did that stop the tsunami of teenagers, mostly girls, who are changing their gender in the UK?

Perhaps not. An undercover investigation by the London Telegraph has found that an online clinic run by suspended doctors is willing to organise sex-change drugs and puberty blockers – without a face-to-face consultation.

The website, GenderGP, circumvents the law in the UK by using overseas doctors and exploiting a legal loophole. Despite Brexit, UK pharmacies still accept prescriptions for drugs such as testosterone even when they have been given out over the internet by doctors in the European Union.

The Telegraph’s reporter posed as a 15-year-old girl who wanted testosterone to change her gender to male. GenderGP directed her to a doctor in Cairo, Yasmeen El Rakhawy, who told her that it was “excellent” that she knew that she did not want children. The doctor said that no more Skyping would be necessary “At no point will the medical consultations be, you know, required regularly. It’s only if there’s ever a concern,” the Egyptian doctor said.

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