According to lawyers, a gender identity clinic in Britain, The Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) based in Tavistock, will be sued by approximately 1,000 families for allegedly rushing children into gender transition without proper evaluation of the child’s mental well-being.
Because of the growing concerns about the clinic, the British government had previously announced it will close GIDS in 2023.
The Daily Caller writes:
The Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) at Tavistock, the largest pediatric gender clinic in the world, will be sued by about 1,000 families of children who were allegedly rushed onto puberty blockers at the U.K.-based clinic, attorneys told The Times.
The class action medical negligence lawsuit accuses the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust in the U.K. of recklessly prescribing puberty blockers with harmful side effects and unquestioningly affirming the gender identities of children with inadequate analysis of mental health, according to The Times. The suit comes after an independent review of GIDS found the facility to be unsafe for children and the National Health Service announced it would shut the clinic down by 2023 and replace it with more holistic, mental health-centered facilities.
“These children have suffered life-changing and, in some cases, irreversible effects of the treatment they received which has resulted in long-term physical and psychological consequences for them,” Tom Goodhead, CEO of the law firm bringing the suit, said in a statement shared with the Daily Caller News Foundation. “We must not shut down debate on account of a fear of discussing gender identity, and those responsible must be held accountable.”
The London Times adds:
Lawyers expect about 1,000 families to join a medical negligence lawsuit alleging vulnerable children have been misdiagnosed and placed on a damaging medical pathway.
They are accusing the gender identity development service [GIDS] at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust of multiple failures in its duty of care.
This includes allegations it recklessly prescribed puberty blockers with harmful side effects and adopted an “unquestioning, affirmative approach” to children identifying as transgender.
Meanwhile, in the US
The Daily Mail reports that pediatricians across the US are criticizing their professional body, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), over allegedly fast-tracking puberty blockers for trans teens:
The papers, leaked by a whistleblower, expose how rank-and-file AAP members across the U.S. are slamming the academy’s ‘shoddy’ drugs-and-hormones-first approach to trans-identifying teens.
They insist many would benefit from counselling or therapy instead — and urge the professional body to follow a more cautious approach currently being adopted by similar bodies in other countries.
Fast-tracking adolescents into powerful drug cocktails takes a huge toll on young bodies and can lead to sterility and osteoporosis, critics say. For many teens, transitioning is celebrated, but others regret the treatment and seek reversals.
READ: EXCLUSIVE: Leaked files expose how U.S. pediatricians accuse their own professional body of pushing a ‘harmful’ drugs-first approach on trans teens — and of deliberately BLOCKING moves to change the rules
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