This is a shocking report revealing that so many more girls in the UK are unhappy about their gender and want to switch to males
England’s only child gender clinic has found three-quarters of children looking to change gender are girls.
The proportion is the highest ever recorded, according to the new figures from London‘s Tavistock.
The number of girls who attended the clinic in a year until April was 1,740 – 74 per cent – with just 624 boys referred.
Polly Carmichael, who is director of the clinic, told the Sunday Times: ‘We are continuing to see a much higher proportion of assigned females at birth referred to the service.
‘We are alive to this issue, and are exploring it.’
There has also been a rise in the number of younger children attending the clinic – with a staggering 54 per cent being 14 or under.
A 30 per cent leap in 13-year-olds saw their figure go up to 331 for the year, as well as a further 511 14-year-olds attending the centre on Belsize Lane, north London.
In 2018, Penny Mordaunt, who was the Minister for Women and Equalities, sanctioned a report to investigated the increase among girls.
It is not known what has become of the review, with Ms Mordaunt since becoming the Secretary of State for Defence.
Stephanie Davies-Arai, who works for Transgender Trend, a group group of parents who question the medical transition of children, said: ‘We need an inquiry into why there has been such an unprecedented increase in the number of teenage girls who are unhappy at being girls, and it should be understood within a context of adolescent girls’ mental health.’
A leaked internal report from earlier this year branded the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) at the centre ‘not fit for purpose’.
The overwhelming feeling was that some children in its care were not being given enough time in their psychological assessment and treatment.
The service was accused of being too quick to give children and young people medical treatment – hormone-blocking drugs.
In the report, its author Dr David Bell, then a staff governor, suggested the service was failing to fully consider psychological and social factors in a young person’s background — such as whether they had been abused, suffered a bereavement or had autism — which might influence their decision to transition.