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Speak to a trained member of the Mermaids team. 08088010400

As organisations that provide support to our LGBTQ+ community, we are extremely disappointed at the introduction of emergency legislation to ban the prescription of puberty-suppressing hormones (also known as GnRH analogues) in England, Wales and Scotland.

This legislation has been drafted and will be implemented from 3 June 2024 without a full impact assessment, and we are already seeing the harm and distress this is causing amongst trans young people and their families. 

We are reviewing the legislation with experts to understand the implications and will provide factual information for those affected once we have it.

We recommend that any child or young person currently accessing gender-related care outside of the NHS speak with their provider before 3 June 2024 to understand how this may affect them.

If you or a loved one are affected by this news and need support, contact our helpline on 0808 801 0400, email [email protected] or use our webchat. We are here for you.