Gender reassignment: High Court to say whether NHS guidance on hormone blockers can be legally challengedBMJ 2020; 368 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m146 (Published 14 January 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m146
- Clare Dyer
- The BMJ
The High Court in London has been asked to give the go ahead for a challenge to the legality of NHS guidelines on administering hormone blocking drugs to children at the UK’s only specialist NHS service for young people seeking gender reassignment.
Susan Evans, a former psychiatric nurse at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust’s gender identity development service (GIDS), and “Mrs A,” the mother of a 15 year old girl with autism who is on the service’s waiting list, have filed papers asking for a judicial review of the guidelines. They argue that the …