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Critique Essay Law/Legal Natural Sciences Nonfiction Social Sciences

Redesigning gender identity services: an opportunity to generate evidence

By Richard Byng, Susan Bewley, Damian Clifford, and Margaret McCartney, 2018

A recent feature in The BMJ implied that new services are all that’s needed to improve transgender healthcare.1 Providing timely, sensitive services for all, including those who decide to not pursue treatment or detransition, is important.2 But the article did not question the steep rise in referrals of mainly young women or the potential harms of medical overdiagnosis and overtreatment, given the lack of …

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