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non-conforming young people? Transitioning teens: Is there enough support for gender

For young transgender people, the NHS’s long waiting list is one of the biggest obstacles to the transition to health care. Over the past year, there has been increasing debate about the ethics and effectiveness of youth transgender health care, but if you still have teens who want to move on and can’t do it in a formal way, then Some people have problems. In your own hands. My hands.
In the new BBC Three documentary, Transitioning Teens, transactivist and writer Charlie Craggs meets young people who are devoted to crowdfunding, folk medicine, and even unregulated hormones in the black market. Crowdfunding website GoFundMe previously told BBC Three that trans-healthcare campaigns increased by 44% between 2019 and 2020.
Self-medication scares me
Jess, who turned 19 and 20 while filming, is a Brighton student and has been on the waiting list at the Gender Identity Clinic for two years. “I waited until I got to the clinic to take the hormone, but I kept looking at the waiting list, and I thought it would never end,” she tells Charlie. “When I was first introduced, it was a year, and it was now a three-year waiting list. You can’t end your life for three years. If you don’t cross, it disappears from the ground. increase. “”

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