(LifeSiteNews) — More than 8,000 gender-confused minors are seeking puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones from the U.K. health system.
An investigative report published by Reuters last month found that an alarming number of teenagers are waiting to be prescribed hormones through the National Health Service (NHS), following the harmful trend which convinces children they can be “transgender” and become a member of the opposite sex.
The report, which analyzed documents from the NHS and the notorious Tavistock clinic, stated that annual referrals to the transgender clinic skyrocketed from 210 in the last 10 years to 5,234 as of March 2022. Between 10 and 20 percent of gender confused youth were referred for medical intervention last year, with 125 teenagers recommended for either puberty blockers or cross-sex hormones by August, the clinic said.
“According to NHS documents seen by Reuters, there were 7,696 minors on the waiting list for a first appointment as of July,” the report states. “Just over 1,000 young people were referred to the Tavistock from April to October and are awaiting attention.”
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Tavistock was England’s only center specializing in so-called gender transitions for those under 18. After an investigation found the organization guilty of irresponsibly rushing children along this path, the clinic closed with the plan of opening multiple regional clinics to take over the work of prescribing puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones to minors.
While so-called gender transitions can also include surgeries to permanently mutilate the healthy bodies of children, these medical procedures are prohibited for those younger than 18, as outlined in NHS guidelines. However, puberty blockers “may be prescribed from the onset of puberty, usually after the age of 10 or 11,” if agreed upon by the child, parents, and medical professional involved. Cross-sex hormones are “only introduced” at age 16.
The U.K. is not the only nation seeing a shocking increase in children who “identify” as transgender. In October, LifeSiteNews reported on a study which showed that cases of so-called gender dysphoria among American children had tripled over the past five years. Many critics have warned that social contagion plays a role in transgenderism.
With a rise in medical intervention conducted in the name of so-called gender identity, various studies and experts have responded by refuting the claims that hormone therapy and mutilating surgeries are necessary and safe for children. Last summer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered a warning label to be placed on certain puberty blockers following a report which showed multiple young girls had experienced symptoms of a brain tumor after taking the drugs.
During an October interview, a pro-life pediatric surgeon compared hormonal and surgical interventions to treat gender confusion to Nazi experiments, calling the trend malpractice and “a medical atrocity.”
The conservative Libs of TikTok Twitter account circulated a video of an American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) meeting from last year, during which an executive of the organization declared that children who receive puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones “probably will be infertile.”
LifeSiteNews also reported in September that many European health officials were concerned about the use of hormones and surgeries on gender confused minors, warning that these courses of action should not be taken lightly.