Doctors are paid to give people transgender hormones

GPs in the UK are paid by the government to administer hormone-altering drugs to transgender patients.

Under the trial scheme launched on Friday, General Practitioners (GPs) in Sussex will receive £178 a year in cash from taxpayers for every person they sign up for ‘cross-gender hormone therapy’, plus an additional £91 a year for annual health checks for transgender, non-binary and intersex (TNBI) patients, The London Times reports.

According to Britain’s newspaper of Record, concerns have been raised about giving out powerful drugs without accompanying mental health therapy. Those born biological males receive estrogen medication and those born biological females receive testosterone.

One transgender advocate, Debbie Hayton, who underwent a medical “transition” in 2012, said the program will put more people on hormone-altering substances, regardless of intent, and described the system as “desperate measures for desperate times.”

“When I made the switch, I had an hour with a therapist every week for months,” Hayton said. “It was what I needed to understand myself. A year in review is a pale shadow of that.”

A document seen by The times It was reported that while the Sussex study program “is not designed to encourage the initiation of hormone therapy in general practice”, it also said that the allocation and the decision to start hormone therapy “is at the discretion of the individual GP “ lying. .

To qualify for the program, physicians only need to complete a two-and-a-half-hour online training course. The program is to be implemented in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex and West Sussex over the next three years.

The stated purpose of providing financial incentives for doctors to take on more cases of transgender sex therapy is to relieve some of the pressure on specialized gender clinics like the Tavistock Center in London.

Radical LGBT activist group Stonewall praised the program, saying, “With enough capacity and training, programs like this could ensure that trans people in their local community can access the skilled care they need without long waits.”

“Transgender, non-binary and intersex (TNBI) people experience significant health inequalities – something we are committed to,” added a spokeswoman for the Sussex Commissioners.

Gender-specific clinics that focus on gender reassignment have been overwhelmed by a massive increase in people seeking treatment over the past five years, with a 240 percent increase over the time span.

The trend of rising transgender cases can also be seen among children, with a 20 per cent increase in minors attempting to change their gender since lockdowns were introduced in 2020.

There has been a growing debate over the ethics of providing life-changing hormone therapies to children, with an interim assessment by former President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Dr. Hilary Cass revealed that many doctors are afraid to challenge left-wing orthodoxy around gender issues.

The full report, which is likely to have an impact on the government’s future gender equality policy, is due to be published later this year.

The former governor of the Tavistock Centre, Dr. David Bell also criticized that gender clinics are too quick to assume that young girls are transgender if they display wild features or because they dislike the color pink or play with dolls.

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