[Ed. – What do they do with 3-year-olds who say they want to be a dinosaur or a tree?]
The Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS), run by the Tavistock and Portman National Health Service (NHS) Trust in the UK is offering appointments, diagnosis, and even medication for children who are “transitioning” because they suffer from gender dysphoria. The children in question can be as young as three years old.
The Daily Mail reported, “last year 2,590 children were referred to the clinic, a rise of more than 400 per cent since 2013, leading to a two-year waiting list.” This waiting list is one of the reasons the clinic will now offer online treatment. “Ten of the children were aged three or four and dozens more were of primary-school age. The treatment includes giving the children hormone-blocking drugs.”
Puberty-blocking drugs are highly controversial and can lead to infertility and sterilization.