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Understand the LGBTQIA+ news: Cass Review, Adults Trans Healthcare and Conversion 'Therapy' Ban

Understand the LGBTQIA+ news: Cass Review, Adults Trans Healthcare and Conversion 'Therapy' Ban


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  • Cass Review. The four year long review has been published. It's widely viewed as part of a wider assault on transgender healthcare in the UK - we help you understand it, and the interconnected stories related to it this week.
  • We can't be erased. Learning from our history is crucial, if we're to march into the future. We bring you another lesson from the Trans+ History Week workbook.
  • Media. Amid the ongoing attack on queer people in the media - what can be done to slow down, reverses or tackle anti-LGBTQIA+ media attacks. Ugla Stefanía Kristjönudóttir Jónsdóttir writes in the Queer Gaze.

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Cass Review excluded 98% of gender-affirming studies to reach its conclusion

TL;DR: After a four-year investigation, the long-awaited review into transgender children's gender identity services has been revealed to critiques of flawed methodology. The review has links to practitioners of so-called ‘conversion therapy', and excludes 98% of studies related to gender-affirming care. While some recommendations have been welcomed, there are fears about suggestions to reduce access to current provisions for trans people up to the age of 25. International experts, the LGBTQIA+ sector and trans users of the services have largely decried its methodology and approach.

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