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Permission granted – we’ve cleared the first hurdle

29th January 2021

The High Court has granted permission for Brook, Endocrine Society and Gendered Intelligence to intervene. 

The voice of trans young people and the voice of the experts who prescribe puberty blockers should have been before the Divisional Court.

By working in unity across children and young people’s organisations, reproductive health organisations and international medical bodies we have climbed the first hurdle. 

Our work continues now to ensure the experience and expertise of each of these sectors is fully represented in the ongoing appeal.

The Court confirmed the next hearing would be scheduled as soon as possible and we were pleased that the urgency of this is appreciated by all parties. The Judge recommends that all parties are ready to go – completely – by the end of April. We will keep you posted with developments. 

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This article is part of our The NHS must fulfil its duty to young people case

The NHS commissions Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) to provide specialist assessment, consultation and care for children and young people to help reduce the distressing feelings of a mismatch between their assigned sex and their gender identity.

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