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Why do GPs have to prescribe for gender dysphoria?

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@Anonymous | GP Partner30 Jun 2016 6:12pm "Surely risk of self harm is a prompt for a rapid response from the clinic, in the same way risk of Stroke from TIA or risk of cancer from PV bleed post menopause has an urgent pathway to specialist care?" It's good that you recognise it is ridiculous that there isn't an urgent pathway for at risk patients. http://www.gires.org.uk/assets/Medpro-Assets/trans_mh_study.pdf "Nearly 60% of them reported being seen within a year (N=293), with around 32% waiting one to three years and under 10% waiting for more than three years. 58% of the participants (N=295) felt that this wait had led to their mental health or emotional wellbeing worsening during this time" pg 27 "...of significant concern, was the finding that just under 20% of respondents had wanted to harm themselves in relation to, or because of involvement with a GIC or health service (N=461)." pg56

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01 Jul 2016

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