Many young people who have detransitioned following hormone treatments and surgery report that they should have been asked more questions and counselled before taking such drastic action. Keira Bell’s recent success in court underlines the dangers inherent in a singular treatment pathway that only "affirms" a child's goals with respect to medical transition options.
The UK National Health Service has already admitted the need for "wider treatment pathways". Sweden and Australia are also undertaking reviews and will be revising their treatment protocols. But Finland is the first country to complete a review of the evidence and issue new guidelines.
These guidelines would be extremely useful to other countries but they are not available in English. Hence this fundraiser.
Translation costs are estimated at $5000-$6500 CAD for the 3 clinical guideline documents and the evidence review.
Once funds are raised and the translated documents are available, we'll notify you so that you can download the documents from Canadian Gender Report.
A summary of the Finnish review can be found here: Finland issues strict guidelines for treating gender dysphoria
- Elisabeth MacKinnon
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