Letter Doctors and gender dysphoria

Unequal treatment of transgender people

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i2329 (Published 26 April 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2329
  1. Zoë Playdon, emeritus professor of medical humanities
  1. University of London, London WC1E 7HU, UK
  1. zoe.playdon{at}london.ac.uk

Concern is growing that new General Medical Council guidance does not provide transgender people with the same consent to psychological therapies as other competent NHS patients. As Barrett says, being trans is not a mental health problem.1 It was first constructed as one in the 1960s by conversion therapists,2 …

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