What’s Current: Safety concerns rise over chemist selling hormones to trans-identified children online

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  • The Times reports a pharmacy that arranged home deliveries of medication for trans-identified children is found to have “system-wide failures” by its regulator. Clear Chemist distributed puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones using online prescriptions, bypassing NHS safeguards.
  • Qatar will prosecute several airport officials after multiple women flying to Sydney were forced to undergo gynecological exams.
  • Women’s rights advocates in Georgia say a new gender quota law set to bring a record number of women into parliament could transform the country’s male-dominated political scene, as it faces one of Europe’s lowest rates of female representation.
  • A national civil liberties group will take legal action against the New Brunswick government, asking the province to repeal abortion regulations and make the procedure more widely accessible.
Meghan McCarty

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