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Gender disorder specialist is found guilty of serious professional misconduct

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 31 May 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1134
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    One of the United Kingdom's foremost experts on gender identity disorder has been found guilty of serious professional misconduct by the General Medical Council. The GMC's fitness to practise committee found that consultant psychiatrist Russell Reid had hurried patients into sex change operations, but he avoided being struck off.

    Dr Reid, 63, who is currently retired, will instead have strict conditions placed on his work should he take up practice again. He must regularly inform the GMC of any patients he is treating and may not provide hormone treatment to any patient on a first appointment. He may not prescribe hormones to any patient who lacks a firm diagnosis that is backed by physical and …

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