Tommy has joined up with Hearts of Oak – a new free speech populist alliance. Transgender Agenda – Stop Abusing Our Children!
The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is the only part of the NHS that deals with cases of child gender dysphoria (children who have issues with their birth sex). In just three years there have been 35 resignations from the trust, medical professionals turned whistleblowers went public about the clinic’s dangerous shortcomings, driven by transgender activism. Psychologists warned of “overdiagnoses” of gender dysphoria among children and that too many had been prescribed puberty blockers when they had not been properly assessed because of fears they would be branded “transphobic”.
One of Tavistock’s psychologists said:
“The alarm started ringing for me… I didn’t feel able to voice my concerns, or when I did, I was often shut down by other affirmative clinicians. Looking back, there are young people who I now wouldn’t necessarily put on medication.”
According to this account, it seems that the Tavistock Trust was in a rush to get as many children as they could onto hormone blockers forgoing a thorough psychological assessment beforehand. To make matters worse whistleblowers have indicated there are “affirmative clinicians” who seem to fit very neatly on the transgender activist spectrum!
Transgender activism is now responsible for child abuse, or at the very least clinical malpractice due to ideological transgender demagoguery.
Failing Confused Children
David Bell is a former staff governor at Tavistock, he produced a damning report stating that:
“Young patients could be exposed to ‘long-term damage’ due to lobby groups and pushy parents”.
He also claimed that:
“Children may have been ‘coached’ by campaign groups and said the histories of ‘highly disturbed or complex’ patients were not thoroughly investigated”.
Marcus Evans is another “former” governor at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, he worked there for 35 years as a psychoanalyst. He accused management of having an “overvalued belief in the expertise of its Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) which is used to dismiss challenge and examination”.
In his resignation letter, Marcus Evans said that:
“In my 40 years of experience in psychiatry, I have learned that dismissing serious concerns about a service or approach is often driven by a defensive wish to prevent painful examination of an ‘overvalued system’. I do not believe we understand what is going on in this complex area and the need to adopt an attitude which examines things from different points of view is essential. This is difficult in the current environment as the debate and discussion required is continually being closed down or effectively described as ‘transphobic’ or in some way prejudicial.”
The issues laid out by former governors and specialist healthcare professionals have essentially laid out a case where “affirmative activist clinicians” have taken the asylum hostage. Its as if these LGBT activist types WANT children to become transgendered and take hormone-blocking medication!
Medical Malpractice – Harming Children
Susan Evans is “another former psychiatric nurse” from the Tavistock and Portman NHS foundation trust. She managed to crowdfund enough money to request a judicial review into Tavistock prescribing puberty-blocking hormone medication to children. To her delight, the high court granted that review.
“This whole area has needed serious examination for some time, and I am delighted that the request for a judicial review has been granted”.
Polly Carmichael is the director of GIDS (the Gender identity Development service) which is part of the NHS. Defending the use of puberty blockers, she said:
“The pausing of a puberty they do not want, in a birth-assigned sex they do not associate with, can be hugely beneficial in alleviating distress and can allow the young person to consider more widely what they may want for themselves without the pressure of further changes to their bodies.”
It is not yet fully known how puberty blockers will affect the bone strength, sex organ development or body shape in the long term or even final adult height of those who take this type of medication. There could be other long term effects because the medical science isn’t in yet. However, we are aware of a 2015 study on puberty-blocking drugs and their psychological impact on “young people”.
The paper concluded that 30 of the 44 young people studied showed that after a year on puberty blockers, there was a significant increase found in those answering the statement “I deliberately try to hurt or kill myself”. As if the suicide rate among those suffering from gender dysphoria isn’t high enough? The drugs used to “treat” the condition seem to enhance suicidal tendencies in the majority of cases!
These puberty-blocking drugs are prescribed to children as young as 11 by “professionals” at Tavistock clinic.
A study conducted by healthcare professionals in the Netherlands concluded that:
“The majority of children with gender dysphoria will not remain gender dysphoric after puberty”.
You can find that study HERE.
If the majority of children are okay with their biological sex after puberty, then perhaps there is a need to ask more challenging questions about the transgender agenda? Questions like WHY are children being fast-tracked onto hormone-blocking medication and transitioning when the evidence seems to suggest it causes more harm than good?
Transgender activism is damaging children, mentally, psychologically and physically. It must be challenged at all times, children’s lives clearly depend on it.