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Patients 'coached to fast-track sex change treatment'

Specialist says 'holistic' assessments of gender identity needed

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Prof Donal O’Shea. Photo: Frank Mc Grath

Prof Donal O’Shea. Photo: Frank Mc Grath

Prof Donal O’Shea. Photo: Frank Mc Grath

Vulnerable patients are being "coached" on how to outwit a psychological evaluation in order to gain access to hormone treatment and gender-related surgery, it has been claimed.

Ireland's leading endocrinologist, Professor Donal O'Shea, has warned that he believes some advocacy groups are prepping patients to fast-track their way to gender transition - without undergoing an appropriate mental health assessment.


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