REPORT: Gender Clinic Still Refers Thousands Of Kids For Puberty Blockers After Being Instructed To Shut Down

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Doctors are still referring thousands of children for puberty blockers at Tavistock, a London gender clinic the National Health Service (NHS) ordered to shut down, according to a report Sunday.

England’s NHS ordered Tavistock, the country’s only transgender youth clinic, shut down in July after a report revealed that doctors at the clinic were ordered to unquestioningly “affirm,” children’s gender identities. The clinic will be replaced by multiple regional clinics which focus on children’s mental health concerns. A clinical nurse revealed in August that transgender activists wielded inordinate influence over the clinic’s operations. (RELATED: ‘Sold Kids Out’: Democrats Vote In Support Of Schools Keeping Gender Transition Secret From Parents)

One thousand children are still receiving treatment at the gender clinic, according to the Sunday Times, including prescriptions for puberty blockers for kids under 16-years-old. An additional 8,000 children are on the waiting list for the Gender Identity Development Service (Gids).

The clinic is reportedly still awaiting a six month notice from the NHS to close, meaning it could be remain open until August.

“There is no suggestion puberty blockers are being taken off the table even for the new services,” a source within the clinic told the outlet.

The NHS told the Daily Caller that establishing the new phase of the clinic’s operations is progressing “as quickly as possible.”

“The decision to decommission GIDS in a planned and managed way was taken following advice from the Independent Cass review which made clear that children’s gender services should be led by specialist children’s hospitals going forward,” the NHS said in a statement.

“The phase 1 providers will include a London-based hub led by a partnership between Great Ormond Street Hospital, Evelina London Children’s Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust providing the specialist mental health support, and a Northwest hub led by a partnership between Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.”