What’s Current: NHS will shut down gender clinic after review determines it is not ‘a safe or viable long-term option’

  • The NHS is set to shut down the Tavistock gender identity clinic following an independent review by Dr. Hilary Cass that determined the clinic was not “a safe or viable long-term option.”
  • The FDA recently added new warnings to “puberty blocker” drugs stating that they may cause brain swelling and vision loss in children.
  • Teenagers and young adults are seeking out anti-aging treatments at increasingly higher rates. CNN reports:

 “In 2012, fewer than 20% of US women between 18 and 24 years old considered anti-aging skin care to be important, according to a survey conducted by market research company NPD Group. By 2018, another US-focused study by beauty consumer analysts The Benchmarking Company found that more than 50% of 18- to 24-year-old women said they wanted to add wrinkle-defying products into their routine.”

  • A Chinese court has ruled against an unmarried Beijing woman who sued a hospital that refused to freeze her eggs.