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Retired consultant is struck off over treatment of young transgender patients

BMJ 2022; 377 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.o1357 (Published 30 May 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;377:o1357
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A retired consultant gastroenterologist has been struck off the UK medical register for “wide ranging failings” in treating young transgender patients and in prescribing testosterone for men.

Michael Webberley, who was charged with failing to provide good care to 24 patients, acted outside the limits of his expertise, a medical practitioners tribunal concluded.

Through the private online clinic GenderGP, which he ran with his wife Helen, a GP, Webberley prescribed puberty blockers to a child of nine and cross sex hormones to a teenager who died by suicide a few months later.

He faced charges over his care of seven transgender patients, and the tribunal found that he had provided treatment that was not clinically indicated or that had been prescribed without adequate tests, assessments, or examinations. He had reached diagnoses of gender dysphoria based on …

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