UK Health Service: Children Questioning Their Birth Gender ‘May Be a Transient Phase’
Newly drafted National Health Service (NHS) guidelines for dealing with minors in the U.K. questioning their birth gender say doctors should be “mindful that this may be a transient phase,” and that a “process of watchful waiting” may be appropriate.
They also recommend that doctors adopt an approach reflecting evidence that “in most pre-pubertal children, gender incongruence does not persist into adolescence.”
Moreover, the guidelines warn that when pre-pubescent children want to undergo “social transition” – that is, changing names, pronouns, dress, hairstyles etc. – doctors should be aware of...