lower the legal age for trans kids to get hormone treatment

lower the legal age for trans kids to get hormone treatment

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Oscar D-D started this petition to UK Parliament and

I want the legal age for children to get hormone replacement therapy to be lower. kids should have access to medical treatment when they are going trough puberty because it can cause dysphoria if you are born in the wrong body and dysphoria can lead to loads of issues,

  1. depression
  2. anxiety 
  3. self harm 
  4. suicidal thoughts 
  5. and sadly it can cause trans teens to want to and to take there own life witch is devastating
  6. low self esteem


The current age to got hormone blockers is 16 and by that age most kids have gone through puberty and and then it is not going to help as much as it could have and then to get opposite sex hormone therapy you have to have been on hormone blockers for at-least 1 year; this is with the NHS if you go to a private doctor it could cost loads of money witch some people just don't have and cant afford. once a child is 11 (the age most kids have started puberty) they should be able to get medical help to feel happy and safe in there own body. if kids who are trans and non-binary have access this will help thousands of children in the UK with mental health issues and low self esteem. Almost half (48 per cent) of trans people in Britain have attempted suicide at least once; 84 per cent have thought about it. More than half (55 per cent) have been diagnosed with depression at some point and this is horrific news for anyone to hear. i also believe that GP's need to be better informed about trans people and the help then need and deserve, more than half (54 per cent) of trans people reported that they have been told by their GP that they don’t know enough about trans-related care to provide it and this means that people don't get the help they need. 

in conclusion i believe that that the age for hormone therapy/ blockers should be reduced to 11 because everyone deserves a chance to be happy weather they are a child or not.

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