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Forget the moral panic—early treatment for trans children could be life-saving

The growth in requests to transition is due to information being more readily available, empowering many young people to recognise what is behind their feelings

Programs like ITV's Butterfly show how transition can be life-changing.

I am a trans man. In 1975, I failed the clinical assessment for cross-sex hormone therapy, and was told I would never be treated. In the 1960s, 54 per cent of family doctors claimed they would prefer a patient commit suicide rather than provide them with gender reassignment treatments. Thankfully, my GP was different and I got the treatment I needed. Aged 19, as I started life as Stephen, I knew how lucky I was, having managed to avoid…

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