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Gender dysmorphia is a very hot topic at the moment with some high profile cases in the media of late. At present the Tavistock clinic is the main assessment and treatment centre I am aware of. Dr Webberley may have an interest in this area, but is she aware she is often being seen by parents who are trying to undercut the waiting time of the big clinics. Really, Dr Webberley should be starting these medications herself, getting patients stabilised and asking to hand over responsibility to GPs. If we as GPs refuse to accept responsibility, then private scripts should be issued and parents should be aware that going private will incur high costs. We as GPs don't have the experience with prescribing drugs off license in gender dysmorphia and until proper guidance comes out, I will continue to refuse to prescribe such drugs.

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17 Jun 2016

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