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If a public figure takes a stand on this then they should be linking it to their research and reasoning. If it can be challenged fairly effortlessly by a practitioner then what is this man actually doing for his salary??

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Totally captured, that ombudsman, to the point of c/p'ing someone else's thoughts. The complete end of the spectrum from critical thinking. How embarrassing for him.

Just repeat the mantras, do not deviate!

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We need to stop this shite! Great letter! Thank you again for keeping us informed.

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It would be even better if all the clinicians who are sick and tired of being hamstrung came together and said NO all together as one.

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Brava Anon.

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Would benefit the Children's Ombudsmen to read how feelings of 'being the wrong gender' often come about in young teens: Parents of Transitioning Boys Speak Out on Their Own Suffering https://quillette.com/2021/04/12/when-sons-become-daughters-part-iii-parents-of-transitioning-boys-speak-out-on-their-own-suffering/

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Excellent writing! Can you point me to the study showing high rates of detransitioning? I'd like to read it. Also, I find the phrase "male at birth" or "female at birth" a bit Orwellian/gaslighting in that it implies the person might be something else now. Which is of course, impossible since we're not amphibians and can't change biological sex.

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Wonderful to read. Hate that she has to remain anon but then many of us totally get that. Thank you for sharing. I will now share this with an ex-social worker from London who used to work with GIDS and doesn’t believe that the terminology of ‘born in the wrong body’ is horrific and wrong!

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I had my Sunday morning ruined by an unsolicited dick pic and I agree this is off putting and up there and beyond that. Quite off putting and infuriating really.

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I thought even Mermaids stopped using that last year?

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Brilliant

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That 80% v 2% figure is truly startling. Hope he responds but I won't hold my breath.

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These politicians simply do not care. He has been told what to write and complied like an idiot. These people are fools, give it another 10/20 years and the court cases and claims will be coming through for those who will be unable to reproduce. These people are to blame for letting this shit happen but they will get away with it, it's the same old story.

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The politicians wont listen, theres too much money in it and the politicians are too busy lining their own pockets with it. Don't bother calling me a cynic, I'm way beyond that

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Fantasy letter.

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