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Huge Rise in Number of Britons Trying to Change Gender

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Figures obtained from UK clinics show referral increases of several hundred percent, leading to long waits for new patients

By Kate Lyons | 10 July 2016

THE GUARDIAN — The number of Britons taking steps to change their gender has shot up dramatically in recent years, leaving vulnerable people waiting years for treatment.

Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act reveal increases in the number of referrals to all of the UK’s 14 gender identity clinics (GICs) in recent years, with a number of clinics experiencing increases of several hundred percent.

At Charing Cross in London, the oldest and largest adult clinic, the number of referrals has almost quadrupled in 10 years, from 498 in 2006-07 to 1,892 in 2015-16. []

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