I care because I have great concerns about the influence of political ideology on the medical treatment of vulnerable children
I have posted on medical forums about the inadequate evidence for puberty blockers being used in gender dysphoria clinics. There is no justification for using unlicensed medications on children outside of a clinical trial.
This shouldn’t be news but critical appraisal of evidence seems to be a skill that’s no longer taught in medical school.
I was called racist, a bigot, uneducated, ‘old fashioned’ and various other personal insults by fellow doctors. My questioning about the reliability of Stonewall’s publications about suicidality drew comments that I was freakish and ‘messy’ for questioning a deeply flawed methodology. I was then banned from the group for ‘spreading hatred’
Dr S Smith , MBChB