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NHS transgender clinic for children to close down, with at least 1,000 people threatening legal action

NHS transgender clinic for children to close down,
with at least 1,000 people threatening legal action
The Tavistock Centre
ET staff writer
ET staff writer
17 August, 2022 2 min read

A controversial NHS transgender clinic for children is set to close following a highly critical independent review.

In addition, a lawyer says at least 1,000 clients could sue the clinic run by the Tavistock and Portman NHS foundation trust.

The independent review called for a full investigation into claims that vulnerable children were fast-tracked towards gender transition procedures.

It found children younger than 10 years old had been fast-tracked and put on the same drugs used to chemically castrate sexual offenders after only one consultation.

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