Welsh Government’s approach to dysphoria is dangerous

I am very concerned with Welsh Government’s proposed affirmation-only model for gender dysphoria. Based on my clinical experience this seems to be a potentially dangerous approach. There is a presumption that all patients presenting with gender dysphoria are the same and that one solution fits all. This is not the reality.

Merely affirming ones’ experience of transgender identity is clinically unhelpful for many people as there are a considerable number for whom the presentation of feeling that they are in the wrong body may not be a fixed long-term one, indeed, it may be one which they later regret. Continue reading “Welsh Government’s approach to dysphoria is dangerous”