(Tea Party 247) – British doctors are finally starting to publicly resist the “transition” craze in their nation, expressing regret for the role they’ve played in one of the most disturbing freak medical trends of modern history.
Last week, Life Site reports, the UK’s Sky News exposed this as well as other troubling facts about the what they call a “boom” of children struggling with gender dysphoria in a short documentary titled Transgender Children: Crisis in Care.
With a focus on Britain’s Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust in London, the documentary revealed that a stunning 35 psychologists have left the gender transition clinic in the past three years.
20 of them were tracked down by reporters, but only six agreed to speak about their work at GIDS.
Only one, with their voice altered, agreed to appear on television.
According to Sky News, all six of the psychologists were concerned about children being given hormones and, when looking back on their work at the Tavistock Centre, felt that they had not been able to adequately explore the psychological reasons for their patients’ discomfort with their naturally developing bodies. More than one of them said children with gender dysphoria have soetimes suffered previous trauma, including direct abuse.
“Therapy is not an option in this service,” one told Sky News.
Another said: “We fear that we have had front row seats to a medical scandal.”
Kelly-Jay Keen-Minshull, also known as Posie Parker, is the U.K.’s most famous opponent of redefining the concept of female to include males. She told LifeSiteNews she hopes recent media attention to the controversy will bring an end to it.
“I am ever hopeful that increasing scrutiny of the practice of medically altering children who present as gender-confused will bring about an end to it,” Keen-Minshull said via email. “However we must not underestimate the power and pressure of pro trans lobby groups who wish to make access easier to both medicalized and surgical pathways.”
According to Sky News, 77 children were referred to GIDS in 2009/10 while in 2018/19, there were a crushing 2,590.
Currently, there is a waiting list of 3,000 more.
Life Site notes:
Girls have overtaken boys in requesting the service to an astonishing degree. In 2009/10, only 40 girls were referred; by 2017/18, that number had risen to 1,806, an increase of 4,500%. According to one of Sky News’s sources, the sharp rise in female patients began in 2012. Perhaps significantly, all the children who spoke to Sky News were girls who identify, or formerly identified, as transgender boys.
One GIDS whistleblower told Sky News that he didn’t feel that he could even tell parents that their children weren’t transgender, for if he did, he would “immediately be called transphobic.” Meanwhile, GIDS sees children as young as three. Half the children who arrive there are put on puberty-blockers to arrest their development. At 16, they are given cross-sex hormones, and at 18 they can be given different surgeries, ranging from breast implants and mastectomies to the radical reshaping of their genitals.
Dr. Bernadette Wren, who spoke to Sky News on behalf of GIDS, said that the staff at Tavistock “fully inform children about the consequences of medical intervention in their teenage years.”
Yeah, but they’re children.
Sky News interviewed some of the children, demonstrating that they were clearly too young and confused to be able to provide the kind of informed consent one would wish for such radical, life-altering “treatment.”
On girl, 16-year-old “Leo,” began to identify as a boy at the tender age of 11. At 14, she was given the choice of harvesting her eggs. She wanted nothing to do with the idea of receiving the estrogen shots or the invasive surgery necessary to do this.
No 14-year-old should ever be faced with the decision as to whether or not they want to harvest their own eggs! This is insanity!
“I could always adopt,” she concluded.
Life Site continues:
Another issue is that there are not enough psychologists at GIDS to cope with the high demand for appointments. Currently, each staff member has a caseload of 120–130 patients, Sky News revealed, and there is a two-year waiting list.
One young woman on that waiting list is “Luke,” who says she came out as “trans” at the age of 14. Not willing to wait for the official channels to help her body align with her desired male sex, she “went private.” After a single telephone consultation that cost her £60 ($80 U.S.), she was given a prescription for testosterone cream.
Some children begin their “transition” with even less medical supervision. Sky News reported that children are finding cross-sex hormones for sale over the internet and “instructions” on how to “transition” on social media.
Finally, transgender activists have left many experts too frightened to speak. Sky News said many of the people who approached them to talk about gender dysphoria in children “wanted their identities protected for fear of criticism.”
Posie Parker told LifeSiteNews that children need to be fiercely protected.
“We must not allow politically motivated vested interest groups to herd vulnerable children into irreversible harm,” she said.
“It’s simply unfathomable that society has been manipulated to see this as anything but malignant, and qualified medics going along with this, even more incomprehensible,” she continued.
“I would warn any concerned parent to avoid consulting with GIDs until there has been a comprehensive independent review of the service.”