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New evidence reveals more than 1000 children irreversibly harmed at Tavistock
A new book about to be released has exposed the extent to which children were experimented on in the name of gender ideology at the UK’s Tavistock Gender Clinic.
The book says more than 1000 children suffered terribly at the hands of the now failed Tavistock gender clinic in the UK.
Former clinicians, children, parents and other citizens have spoken to journalist Hannah Barnes and their accounts are recorded in Time to Think: The Inside Story of the Collapse of the Tavistock’s Gender Service for Children.
The claims include:
- Children as young as aged just three were living as the opposite gender with an altered name, appearance and pronouns
- The GIDS generated nearly a third of the Tavistock Trust's income, with staff describing it as resembling a 'tech start-up'
- Then Mermaids chief executive Susie Green emailed the head of the clinic asking that the period of time children spend on puberty blockers before irreversible cross-sex hormones could be given
- She also requested that some children see a different clinician in the belief they were more likely to prescribe the drugs
- The trust's head of safeguarding Sonia Appleby revealed that staff were 'demonised' if they raised concerns.
Former medical staff compare the prescriptions to the doping of athletes representing East Germany through the 1960s and 1970s.
One doctor discussed that puberty blockers were sold as a pause to give children time to think. It became increasingly evident that it was a lot more than that.
'It totally exploded the idea that when we were offering the puberty blockers, we were actually offering time to think.
'Because what are the chances of 100 per cent of people, offered time to think, thinking the same thing? If the service was getting this wrong, it was getting it wrong with some of the most vulnerable children and young people.'
Dr Hutchison also said she believes some of the children would not have been identified as transgender now if they had not have been 'put on the medical pathway'.
She added: 'Of course, that doesn’t mean to say that identifying as trans is a bad outcome. But what is a bad outcome is creating a cohort of people who are medically dependent who’d never needed to be.
And not only medically dependent, but perhaps - we don’t yet know - medically damaged.'
She went onto describe the clinic's service as 'scandalous in its negligence and scale'.
Binary spokeswoman Kirralie Smith said the harm done to children is devastating.
“Experimenting on children is a terrible form of abuse,” she said.
“These children needed the greatest of care. Underlying issues should have been thoroughly investigated and treated allowing children time to develop and grow through the difficult years of adolescence.”
“Australian gender clinics must be subjected to a rigorous review.
“How many more children must suffer for the sake of gender ideology?”
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