Under consideration PE2104: End the pause on prescribing puberty blockers to children in Scotland

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to ask the relevant health boards to reassess the decision to pause the prescription of puberty hormone suppressants and gender affirming hormones for children and young people with gender dysphoria in Scotland, and ensure that it is still possible to provide new prescriptions while a review of the decision takes place.

Background information

On 17th April 2024, The Kite Trust, an LGBT+ organisation based in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, England, met with Dr Hillary Cass. During this meeting Dr Hillary Cass made a number of statements that appear to contradict the conclusions of the review.

This raises serious concerns over the validity of the decision of health boards, including NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, provider of the only clinic which treats under 18s in Scotland for gender dysphoria, on the 18th of April to pause the prescription of puberty hormone suppressants and gender affirming hormones to young people.

Many families will be greatly impacted by this knee jerk pausing of treatment.

The health and wellbeing of trans and gender non-conforming children will be adversely affected by the pause. It's therefore imperative that this effective treatment for gender dysphoria in children and adolescents is resumed without delay.

  • Created by Sophie Molly
  • Considered from 29 May 2024
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