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Despite what you may have read, no, an attempt to stop the NHS prescribing puberty blockers hasn’t reached the High Court

This week, multiple national UK media outlets reported that a case against the NHS prescribing puberty blockers to trans teens had reached the High Court. But a judicial press office confirmed to PinkNews by email on January 23 that “the case hasn’t yet started”. The story originated with the Press Association on January 22 and was picked up by the Guardian, The Telegraph, The Daily Mail and the Metro, among others. It has been called “a landmark case” and an “unprecedented legal challenge”  that “has reached the High Court”. But, despite...
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Trans man who paid £10,000 for treatment calls for ‘more funding’ to help people ‘start to live their lives’

A transgender man has called for greater support for the NHS so that people who need to transition can do so sooner, without languishing for years on waiting lists at Gender Identity Clinics. Taylor Jay Burden, a 20-year-old trans man who transitioned privately because of the long waiting times for NHS treatment, said that he’s “100 per cent happier” after surgery and that it’s “unfair” that people who can’t access private treatment have to wait years for an appointment at NHS Gender Identity Clinics (GICs). More than 13,500 trans and...
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More than 13,500 trans and non-binary adults are on gender clinic waiting lists: ‘Life is pretty much hell’

More than 13,500 trans and non-binary adults are on a waiting list for an NHS gender-identity clinic in England. The figure comes from new BBC research, which also found that some people are waiting three years for their first appointment at a clinic. NHS guidelines say it should be no longer than 18 weeks between getting a referral from a GP to being seen by a doctor at one of the specialist clinics – meaning that some trans and non-binary patients are waiting more than eight times longer than is...
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