The National Health Service (NHS) shut down the Tavistock Centre because of child safeguarding concerns, but the socialized healthcare system's new service may continue the practice of treating kids as young as seven years old for supposed gender dysphoria.
Though the focus will reportedly be on psychological therapy, Dr. Michelle Cretella, a pediatrician who serves on the advisory board for Advocates Protecting Children, says critics in the U.K. and in America warn that it could lead to physical manipulations.
"Even if they do adhere to strict, experimental guidelines, the only physicians and therapists currently involved are those who fully buy into the transgender ideology," Dr. Cretella points out.
The new service is currently restricted, but she sees how it could easily entrench itself.
"Although it's starting out with a small group in England, they have the backing of the World Health Organization," the pediatrician points out. "They have the backing of all of the American medical associations. We're in for a long battle."
Noting that more than 1,000 families in the U.K. are taking legal action against the Tavistock Centre, Dr. Cretella believes lawsuits may be the most effective way to battle this ideology.