Gender Identity Services: Children and Young People - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:17 pm on 19 April 2023.

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Photo of Lord Winston Lord Winston Labour 3:17, 19 April 2023

My Lords, leaving aside the issue of the serious psychological problems some of these children undoubtedly display, can the Government clarify one issue? Do they regard so-called gender dysphoria, which is a very broad term, as a pathological condition or simply a medical one? Is it a pure choice of the individual? Therefore, the question is: at what stage should the National Health Service be intervening in these cases?