Tavistock Gender Identity Development Service Data

Data regarding referrals to the Tavistock Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) for Children and Young People. Number of children and young people referred to GIDS 2003 – 2020 Number of referrals by Age – England only 2019-2020 Referrals to the Gender Identity Development Service by birth-registered sex, April 2011–April 2017 Data generated on 20 April

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NHS Gender Identity Clinics

England There are seven adult Gender Identity Clinics (GICs) in England available. Patient’s have the right to choose which of the clinics they are referred to, no matter where they live (Interim NHS England Gender Dysphoria Protocol and Guideline 2013/14). There is only one service available at this time for those that are under 17:

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Broader View: Episode 3 Sex Education

Host Mirelle Harris explores sex and relationship education in schools. Are we delivering good quality teaching to young people or are we failing to give them what they need to make informed, healthy and safe decisions? The current Sex and Relationship Education Guidance was written in 2000, when the internet was in its infancy, there

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Informed Consent Forms

Informed Consent Forms are intended to protect both service users and clinicians by ensuring that proper information has been given and fully understood before embarking on treatment. The forms relevant to hormone treatment may be provided at the first appointment, so that service users have the opportunity to take the forms away and consider any

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Gender Identity Services for Adults – Update

NHS England’s consultation on ‘specialised gender identity services for adults (17 and above) has now closed. Through consultation we sought people’s views on two proposed service specifications: one for how Gender Identity Clinics will deliver specialised outpatient services; and another for how surgical units will deliver surgical interventions. There was a good level of interest

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Mermaids’ Parents Survey 2014

Introduction Mermaids Charity was formed in 1995 with the following aims: To support children and teenagers coping with gender identity issues To offer support to parents, families, carers and others To raise awareness about gender issues amongst professionals and the general public To campaign for the recognition of gender identity issues and for an increase

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The End of the ‘Desistance’ Myth?

Read on for new (as yet unpublished) ‘desistance’ statistics from Australia (Spoiler: it may be as low as 4% ‘desistance’). The 85% ‘desistance’ myth Anyone with even a cursory awareness of issues relating to transgender children will have heard the 85% ‘desistance’ myth. Some old and flawed research studies, that lumped together large numbers of

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NHS England consultation on specialised treatments – gender variant children and adolescents

NHS England has now published its service specification, Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) for Children and Adolescents (PDF), and policy proposition, Prescribing of Cross-Sex Hormones as part of the Gender Identity Development Service for Children and Adolescents (PDF), following its consultation process. These documents do not adequately meet the needs of gender variant children and adolescents.

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