The legal campaign to apply scrutiny to gender clinics has faced a setback after a British court overturned a landmark ruling, says the Australian’s Bernard Lane.
The ruling – which was appealed by the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust – was set to force clinicians to run through a checklist before approving the use of puberty blockers on boys and girls.
However, Mr Lane said he did not believe the pressure would wind down as a result of the court’s decision.
“I think that we’re just in a period where there’s much more scrutiny, more debate, more clinicians willing to express their concerns,” he told Sky News host Peta Credlin.
“And I don’t think this appeal judgment is going to put the genie back in the bottle.”