New review launched into NHS gender identity services, puberty blockers, hormones

Sep 25, 2020 by

by Brandon Showalter, Christian Post: A new independent review has been launched into Britain’s National Health Service regarding gender identity services for young people and children. The NHS said Tuesday that Dr. Hilary Cass OBE, who is the former president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, will lead a wide-ranging review examining several dimensions of such services, including how and when referrals are made to specialists and how clinical decisions are made...

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As trans lessons start, can Liz Truss stop the madness?

Sep 23, 2020 by

by Caroline ffiske, The Conservative Woman: LAST week, the Sun reported that 15 pupils at a Kent school are identifying as genders different from their birth sex. Most of them are girls. The newspaper says some of these girls are seeking gender reassignment. What are some of the things their futures might hold? Double mastectomies? Sterilisation? Cross-sex hormones for life? Brittle bones? A lifetime of pronoun-policing and offence-taking? Hopefully a good many will desist.  We should no...

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Transgender Trend response to the government announcement on GRA reform

Sep 22, 2020 by

Stephanie Davies-Arai, Founder and Director, said: “Transgender Trend welcomes today’s announcement by Liz Truss that there will be no change to the GRA to allow gender self-ID. “Today’s decision protects the existing rights of women and girls to privacy and safety in single-sex spaces, and maintains current checks and balances in applying for a GRC. This is critical for the safeguarding and protection of women, children and young people. “Today’s announcement maintains the rights of trans...

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Self-ID for transgendered people has been stopped for now. But the struggle for truth and sense continues

Sep 22, 2020 by

by Radical, Conservative Home: Last weekend, The Sunday Times reported that gender “self-ID” proposals originally put forward by the May government in 2018 will not be taken forward. We’ve written here many times about this topic, but it’s worth a quick reminder of the context, before we address this momentous news. Since the introduction of the Gender Recognition Act (GRA) in 2004, people meeting certain conditions have been able to obtain a Gender Recognition Certificate (GRC). A GRC legally...

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In brief: Why is scrapping Gender Recognition Act reform such good news for women and girls?

Sep 21, 2020 by

from Fair Play for Women: The UK government has decided GRA reform is to be scrapped in England and Wales. This comes after an incredible grassroots campaign by ordinary women. But why was it so important for us to defend our rights? Transgender rights are already protected in law, and that won’t change. But trans pressure groups took it too far, they weren’t just asking for trans rights, they were demanding women’s sex-based rights too. Women said no. Current rules mean the number of people...

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Equalities Minister confirms under 18s will be protected from trans procedures

Sep 19, 2020 by

from The Christian Institute: The Minister for Women and Equalities has told controversial trans lobby group Mermaids that she will continue to protect youngsters from harmful ‘sex-swap’ procedures. In April, Liz Truss MP announced that under 18s would be protected from making “irreversible decisions” while “still developing their decision-making capabilities”. Mermaids wrote to the Minister asking her to consult with transgender children and young people before she ‘clarifies’ her comments,...

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