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The Cass Review

The Cass Review

This is the Cass Independent Review of gender identity services for young people.

It is quite an extensive extremely well researched review.

Some of the findings are ;

  • While a considerable amount of research has been published in this field, systematic evidence reviews demonstrated the poor quality of the published studies, meaning there is not a reliable evidence base upon which to make clinical decisions, or for children and their families to make informed choices.

  • The rationale for early puberty suppression remains unclear, with weak evidence regarding the impact on gender dysphoria, mental or psychosocial health. The effect on cognitive and psychosexual development remains unknown.

  • The use of masculinising / feminising hormones in those under the age of 18 also presents many unknowns, despite their longstanding use in the adult transgender population. The lack of long-term follow-up data on those commencing treatment at an earlier age means we have inadequate information about the range of outcomes for this group.

  • Clinicians are unable to determine with any certainty which children and young people will go on to have an enduring trans identity.

The review is pretty clear that there is clearly no solid evidence nor any long term data on the effects of children under 18 taking puberty blockers, having gender reassignment surgery.

You can download the Final Report directly from this link

Why then does the Education Department condone and hide from parents gender reassignment procedures which include taking puberty blockers?

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