What’s Current: NHS gender clinic staff ‘shut down’ over concerns that children are pressured to transition too quickly

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  • Transcripts obtained by BBC Newsnight reveal staff at England’s only NHS child gender clinic were discouraged from raising concerns that children are put onto transitioning pathways too quickly. The transcripts list possible sexual abuse, trauma, and homophobic family members as concerning factors that pressure children to start puberty blockers. 
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Meghan McCarty

Meghan McCarty is an undergraduate student and aspiring journalist living in the United States.