I was a nurse working on a team that recklessly prescribed puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones to kids. I blew the whistle in 2005. Now the government is finally listening.
Hooray for Common Sense publishing this article by a woman who showed an extraordinary amount of courage and has made a difference. My fingers are firmly crossed that the tide is indeed turning in the UK.
Hopefully the tide will begin to turn in the US as well.
I cannot wait for the avalanche of lawsuits which will follow. Also the stripping of medical licences from doctors who fully supported the butchering of children's bodies just to appease a mob of transgender extremists. Well done to this woman and all other staff who stood up for what they knew was right and truthful. Hopefully the crazed, extremist trans lobbies in Western Europe and North America will soon have the same fate as the Tavistock clinic.
First, do no harm. Whatever happened to that oath?
An excellent account of a travesty in process. In Canada, none of the major news outlets have reported on the closing of Tavistock. The media blackout and related politicization of the media on issues like this is appalling, unethical and even criminal, or would be if media were held accountable for suppressing stories of great harm to children. I hate to say it, but we need a Keira Bell of our own to get the ball rolling, though I wonder if a story like hers would get reported.
The institutional capture highlighted in this article is the path that enabled this destruction.
This is not science — it’s modern day witchcraft.
God help the children whose lives have been ruined. And the people who enabled it simply don’t care. They got what they wanted.
While things might be smartening up in England, it appears that here in the US we are going the other way, deeper into madness. It’s totally inexplicable to me. I guess innumerable lives must be ruined forever before people wake up.
Like I said, I don’t get it. I don’t get how supposedly intelligent people advocate for this junk. I don’t get how our government led by this utter maladministration is starting to codify the madness. And maybe it’s not madness. Maybe there really is walking evil in this world that used to be held back but is now ascendant.
And every time I see someONE describe themselves as a they, I always have to stop and try and figure out who the other person is.
Tavistock closed its gender clinic not because they recognized they were mistreating patients, but to evade liability and dodge lawsuits. They have merely shifted the problem to smaller clinics, where likely the same kind of abuse of children will take place.
This won't be over until those responsible for this abuse are held responsible -- the cowardly administrators, lawyers, and the few medical practitioners who prescribe this crap. They should be defrocked and, in some cases, serve prison time for criminal offenses against children. Perhaps then we will begin to see pushback on these odious practices by bureaucrats who are more fearful of prison time than of being called out by the lunatic transgender activist groups.
Thank you, Sue for your courage and hard work. And thank you, Bari for publishing on this dangerous topic.
Thank you, Sue, for this piece, and once again thank you, Bari, for publishing it.
This is a story about bullying. Medical management, doctors, staff and social media used the tried and true activist tactic of labeling a dissenter with a prejudicial term - in this case “transphobic/bigot.” Thankfully it didn’t work in the end, but in the meantime, thousands of teens were irreversibly altered with unknown long term consequences. Is there anything worse than activists?
Thank you Common Sense for this article. I work with the autism community I am very concerned about this approach for autistic community. Especially if professionals that have limited experience with autism.
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, Ms Evans. You are a hero. Maybe because of you the tide will gradually turn back here in the USA, too.
I’m a gay woman and as a child of about 7 I went through a phase of insisting I was a boy. If I were growing up today I would get carved up and have my life destroyed instead of living a full life, married with a wife. I know 3 different relatives or friends with teenage daughters who insist they are boys. It’s heartbreaking to watch these vulnerable young girls and their parents be led along the path to unnecessary mutilation by a medical profession that has gone mad.
So, an honest question here, not an invitation for people to vent their disgust at various government officials: how do we get high ranking officials in the US Federal Government and in State departments of health to listen to this story, consider this evidence and redirect their policies? It seems the capture of the medical societies and the government agencies is almost complete.
This is exactly why I subscribe here. Absolutely important piece. You indirectly honor my mother(served 1962-2006) and the rest of the nurse corps around the world with your service and duty. Thank you.
Standing up in the face of a monolithic system is heroic and it is a quality greatly lacking in our society today. I hope people like you and your husband will start to stand up against the same type of systems in the US as well.
The tragedy is no one apparently has told these children they can be fully actualized people without taking puberty blockers and hormones.
What has been done to them will go down in history as child abuse and evil.