British Clinic: Young Trans Patients Have Increased Five-Fold in Four Years

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The Advocate
By Mitch Kellaway
February 11, 2015

London’s Tavistock and Portman clinic has seen referrals for trans patients under the age of 18 increase fivefold over the last four years. The clinic told BBC Newsbeat earlier this month that it served 441 trans youth last year, compared to just 91 trans-identified youth in 2010.

The sharp increase in trans-identified youth may be due to an increase in society’s understanding and acceptance of LGBT issues, according to Christina Richards, senior specialist and psychotherapist at the Nottingham Gender Identity Clinic.

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