What’s Current: UK doctor who ran unlicensed gender clinic providing puberty blockers to children faces tribunal

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  • U.K. doctor Helen Webberley, who ran an unlicensed gender identity clinic that provided “puberty blockers” to children as young as 11, is being investigated by a medical tribunal. Dr. Webberly is also accused of attempting to avoid medical regulations after she was convicted in 2018 for illegally treating patients from her home.
  • A 13-year-old girl in Somalia bled to death after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM), prompting outrage and renewed calls to end the practice. 
  • The mother of an Australian woman killed by her abusive partner is calling for more transparency regarding criminal records of those who commit domestic violence. The state of Victoria is considering allowing police to release the criminal records of prior offenders to anyone who fears they may be at risk.
  • Women’s rights organizations in Pakistan held a protest in Karachi calling for action on elevated violence against women following the brutal murder and beheading of Noor Mukadam, the daughter of a former Pakistani ambassador.
Genevieve Gluck

Genevieve Gluck is a writer and advocate for women's sex-based rights and creator of Women's Voices, an audio library dedicated to bringing awareness to feminist texts and speeches.