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HEART Christian newspaper | July 19, 2019

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Teen gender referrals quadruple

The number of teenagers doubting their birth gender is rising dramatically.

London’s Tavistock Clinic reported that 91 teens came for ‘help’ in 2009/10, then 441 in 2013/14, rising to 2,500 in 2018. The majority are girls. A BBC ‘Panorama’ programme in February on the Tavistock reported  that no-one knows why so many young people now think they have ‘gender dysphoria’, but it is thought the increase is due to “better LGBT awareness.”

A Daily Telegraph article stated that staff hear children being ‘coached’ by their parents to give the ‘right’ answers.

Meanwhile, at the Tavistock Centre some clinicians have resigned, saying they had felt rushed into offering children llife-changing treatment.

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