UK Psychotherapist Launches Legal Challenge Against NHS Over Use of Puberty-Blocking Drugs on Children

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(The Christian Institute) Children are unable to give informed consent to medical interventions for gender dysphoria, a former psychiatric nurse has said, as she launches a landmark legal challenge.

Susan Evans says the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust’s Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) is rushing children into life-altering decisions. Many of these are often autistic.

She says she is concerned that gender-confused children are being offered “experimental treatment.”

Evans, a former employee at the clinic, is bringing the case to the High Court alongside the mother of a 15-year-old autistic girl who is waiting for hormones from the clinic.

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