Finally, it appears that what some have called 'institutionalised child abuse' will be stopped with an announcement by Equalities Minister Liz Truss to ban those under 18 being given Gender reassignment surgery.
In recent years there has been an 'explosion' in children reporting to feel they were 'born in the wrong body' with an entire industry springing up to deal with this epidemic. Children as young as THREE have been identified as 'Transgender'. In Brighton 214 children have been identified as Trans with one Brighton School alone reporting it has 76 children who identify as 'Gender fluid'. The Tavistock Centre in London has created the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) which sees children referred to it from all around the country. Recently the Tavistock Clinic was at the centre of a controversy as a 23-year-old woman, who is a witness in a judicial review against the clinic, says she should have been challenged more by staff over her decision to transition to a male as a teenager – a choice she now "very seriously regrets".
Now, in a landmark decision, Liz Truss has announced that the Government will release a paper in the summer setting out its intention to halt the practice of Gender Reassignment in Children. Ms Truss said: 'I believe strongly that adults should have the freedom to lead their lives as they see fit, but I think it's very important that while people are still developing their decision-making capabilities that we protect them from making those irreversible decisions.
An increasing number of experts and parents have questioned the entire 'industry', with some suggesting that there is no such illness and that many of the children identified as transgender are, in fact, suffering from other mental health illnesses such as Autism or ADHD. One group, set up by concerned parents calling itself Our Duty, have likened the practice as “coerced medicalisation” and “state-sponsored sterilisation”. Whilst others point to the children being the unwitting victims of an LGBTQ ideology that has infested our NHS, Schools and Social Care. One Commentator on Twitter suggesting the the sexualisation of Children, in any form, was akin to 'Peadophilia' and should be banned.
Those wishing to save this ideology have also taken to Twitter starting a campaign to have the Government overturn this decision, quickly resorting to calling those opposed to the ideology as 'Transphobic' and linking the practice to Human Rights.