TAVISTOCK CLOSE, TRANSITION CLINIC FOR MINORS: THE 'AFFIRMATIVE' APPROACH (DRUGS AND SURGERY) IS DANGEROUS FOR YOUNG PATIENTS
The news is sensational: the British National Health Service (NHS) has ordered the closure of the Tavistock & Portman gender clinic for failing to ensure the safety of young patientsmostly girls (full article here). The clinic has been accused by several parties of having hastily started many minors, most of them suffering from autism spectrum disorders, on hormones and 'transition' surgeries that have forever altered their bodies and their lives.
The decision comes immediately after the publication of some guidelines (here the full text) for the treatment of minors with gender dysphoria compiled by the paediatrician Hilary Cassat the helm of aindependent investigation commissioned by the British Health Minister Sajid Javid (we wrote about the affair here).
The Tavistock clinic, affiliated to the National Health Service, will be replaced by regional centres at existing children's hospitals, which will offer more 'holistic' care with 'strong links to mental health services' (i.e. with a prevalence of psychological therapies on pharmacological ones).
The Tavistock, the UK's leading gender clinic, had long been in the eye of the storm, particularly after the lawsuit filed and won by Keira Bell, pushed to take hormones at the age of 16 and now a figure-symbol of detransitioners (here its history, and the final verdict).
In the great Tavistock clinic malpractice scandal is also involved an Italian doctor, psychiatrist Domenico Di Ceglie, promoter of the so-called 'affirmative model' even for the very young, albeit amidst a thousand contradictions, as explained in this exposé.
The closure of Tavistock, world reference for the transfusion of children, is the definitive turning point. In Italy too, an enquiry is urgently needed to clarify how many minors are subjected to pharmacological treatments, on the basis of which protocols and with what results.
ALLISON BAILEY WINS IN EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL: SHE WAS DISCRIMINATED AGAINST FOR GENDER CRITICAL VIEWS AT THE URGING OF STONEWALL
After the recent victory of Maya Forstater (which we told you about here), criminal lawyer Allison Bailey also won her discrimination case in the labour court.
Bailey, whose case was supported by JK Rowling and by many ordinary people who donated to its crowdfunding campaign, had sued his employer, Garden Court Chambers, and Stonewall, the LGBTQ organisation that Garden Court Chambers paid for advice on how to become 'a more inclusive workplace'. Like Maya Forstater, Allison Bailey had also come under fire for tweets: in these Bailey spoke of the "cotton ceiling' -that is, the phenomenon of men identifying 'as women' and trying to force lesbian women to have sexual relations with them- and lamented the fact that Stonewall, one of the historic gay rights organisations in Britain, had been reduced to intimidating lesbian women in the name of pro-gender identity activism.
Garden Court Chambers had publicly stated that lawyer Bailey, one of the founders of the LGB Alliance gay rights charity, would be "under investigation' following a complaint by Stonewall.
The Central London Labour Court ruled that this was discrimination by Garden Court Chambers, ordered to pay Bailey a damages, including aggravated damages.
The organisation Stonewall, charged by Bailey together with his employer, was not convicted by the labour court. But comes out of this verdict with a severely damaged reputation, as the court ordered Bailey's employer to pay damages precisely for following Stonewall's advice.