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Specialist gender services are under pressure in Northern Ireland

Specialist gender services are under pressure in Northern Ireland

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Specialist gender services are under pressure in Northern Ireland

More than a quarter of the almost 1,000 people accessing specialist transgender services in Northern Ireland are children, the Belfast Telegraph can reveal.

Official figures obtained by this newspaper show 950 individuals were put on waiting lists at two Belfast Trust-run centres in the past five years, with 258 (27%) below the age of 18.


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