ADVERTISING
 
Tuesday, February 18   Sign in or Register
 
Evangelical Focus
 
Flecha
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
FOLLOW US ON
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google +
  • Instagram
  • Soundcloud
 

Newsletter
Newsletter, sign up to receive all our News by email.
 
 

POLL
Society
Should Christians join social protests?



SEE MORE POLLS
 

 
TOP 10 MOST VIEWED



Sexuality
 

UK gender clinic sued over use of puberty-blockers in minors

“The treatment urgently needs to change, so that it does not put young people on a torturous path that is permanent and life-changing”, former transgender patient and main claimant in the case says.

SOURCES Christian Today AUTHOR Evangelical Focus LONDON 04 FEBRUARY 2020 10:45 h GMT+1
The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust runs the UK’s only gender identity development service (Gids) for children. / Tavistock Centre.

The mother of a 15-year-old autistic girl who is on the waiting list for hormone treatment; former psychiatric nurse Susan Evans, and 23-year-old former transgender patient, Keira Bell, have sued the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the UK’s only gender identity development service (Gids) for children.



This landmark case aims to stop Tavistock from prescribing “experimental” puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones to children who wish to undergo gender reassignment, and it has reached the High Court.



 



“TREATMENT IS GIVEN TO CHILDREN UNDER 12”



“That treatment is given to children under the age of 12, on the basis that those children themselves give fully informed consent, even though the nature of the treatment has side-effects which, we say, supported by the evidence, they cannot properly take into account”, Jeremy Hyam, the lawyer of the mother said at a hearing in London.



Although the case was originally brought on behalf of Susan Evans, who was previously employed by Tavistock, Hyam asked the court for permission to put Keira Bell as the main claimant in the case, because she “underwent the treatment that is in issue in the proceedings”.



 



“IT PUTS YOUNG PEOPLE ON A TORTUROUS PATH”



Hormone-changing drugs and surgery does not work for everyone and it certainly should not be offered to someone under the age of 18 when they are emotionally and mentally vulnerable”, Bell pointed out in a statement after the hearing.



According to Bell, “the treatment urgently needs to change, so that it does not put young people, like me, on a torturous and unnecessary path that is permanent and life-changing”.



Meanwhile, the Tavistock spokesman underlined that “it is not appropriate for us to comment in detail in advance of any proposed legal proceedings”.



He explained that "the GIDS is one of the longest-established services of its type in the world, with an international reputation for being cautious and considered”.



NHS England monitor our service very closely. The service has a high level of reported satisfaction and was rated good by the Care Quality Commission”, Tavistock spokesman concluded.


 

 


0
COMMENTS

    If you want to comment, or

 



 
 
YOUR ARE AT: - - UK gender clinic sued over use of puberty-blockers in minors
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
 
AUDIOS Audios
 
Julia Doxat-Purser: 25 years of EEA office in Brussels Julia Doxat-Purser: 25 years of EEA office in Brussels

An interview with the socio-political representative of the European Evangelical Alliance about how evangelical Christians work at the heart of the European Union.

 
Ruth Valerio: A lifestyle that cares about creation Ruth Valerio: A lifestyle that cares about creation

Are Christians called to make a difference in environmental care? What has creation care to do with "loving our neighbours"? An interview with the Global Advocacy and Influencing Director of Tearfund.

 
Lars Dahle: Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church Lars Dahle: Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church

An interview with Lars Dahle, of the Steering Committee of the Lausanne Movement Global Consultation on Nominal Christianity held in Rome.

 
Testimony: Wildfires near Athens Testimony: Wildfires near Athens

Nico Spies, a Christian worker in Athens, gives details about the wildfires in Greece.

 
PICTURES Pictures
 
Photos: European Week of Prayer Photos: European Week of Prayer

Christians joined the Evangelical Alliance Week of Prayer in dozens of European cities as local churches came together to worship God. 

 
Photos: Students at ‘Revive Europe’ Photos: Students at ‘Revive Europe’

Photos of the student conference that brought together 3,000 European Christians in Germany. ‘Revive our hearts, revive our universities, revive Europe’.

 
Min19: Childhood, family and the church Min19: Childhood, family and the church

The first evangelical congress on childhood and family was held in Madrid. Pictures of the event, November 1-2.

 
VIDEO Video
 
What is Paul's main message in Galatians? What is Paul's main message in Galatians?

“God the Father, the Son and the Spirit are at work in our lives, through the gospel, to bring us into a relationship with theTrinity”, Peter Mead, Director of Cor Deo, says.

 
Why are some Christians opposed to higher education? Why are some Christians opposed to higher education?

“I can understand why people are cautious about higher education, but we need to understand that education in itself is not the danger”, says Daryl McCarthy.

 
Christian candidacies in Taiwan increased by 40% in 2020 election Christian candidacies in Taiwan increased by 40% in 2020 election

Many hope their effort will inspire a new generation of political representatives with a strong Christian faith. “God has a long-term plan”.

 
Video: Highlights of ‘Revive Europe’ Video: Highlights of ‘Revive Europe’

A video summary of the student conference that gathered 3,000 in Karlsruhe, Germany. 6 days in 6 minutes.

 
 
Follow us on Soundcloud
Follow us on YouTube
 
 
WE RECOMMEND
 
PARTNERS
 

 
AEE
EVANGELICAL FOCUS belongs to Areópago Protestante, linked to the Spanish Evangelical Alliance (AEE). AEE is member of the European
Evangelical Alliance and World Evangelical Alliance.
 

Opinions expressed are those of their respective contributors and do not necessarily represent the views of Evangelical Focus.