Equal rights transgender fertility case against NHS abandoned

30 March 2019 – Telegraph

Britain’s equality watchdog has abandoned a legal case against the NHS for failing to provide fertility treatments to transgender patients.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) threatened NHS England with a judicial review, saying it should take steps to ensure such patients were routinely be offered fertility preservation.

The watchdog had argued that those seeking treatment for gender dysphoria should be treated in thesame way as those with other conditions – such as cancer – which impact on fertility.

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