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NHS Public Consultation on Gender Identity Development Service

Published: 20th April 2016

Submission from Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF) regarding the prescribing of cross-sex hormones to adolescents with gender dysphoria.

NHS England recently launched a 30 day public consultation on a number of new product proposals for specialised services, including the prescribing of cross-sex hormones as part of the Gender Identity Development Service for Children and Adolescents. The specific NHS proposal was NOT to lower the age from which treatment with cross-sex hormones may be given to adolescents with gender dysphoria, namely their 16th birthday plus or minus a month.

CMF supports their proposal and the consultation gave us an opportunity to comment more generally on the approach to, and management of gender dysphoria in adolescents.

Read full submission here...

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Philippa Taylor (CMF Head of Public Policy) 020 7234 9664
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Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF) was founded in 1949 and is an interdenominational organisation with over 4,000 British doctor members in all branches of medicine. A registered charity, it is linked to about 65 similar bodies in other countries throughout the world.

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