NDM8563 - Opposition Debate

Tabled on 24/04/2024 | For debate on 01/05/2024

To propose that the Senedd:

1. Notes the Cass review commissioned by NHS England to make recommendations on how to improve NHS gender identity services, which highlighted that there should be extreme caution in prescribing puberty blockers and hormones to under-18s due to a lack of high-quality research into their long-term effects.

2. Welcomes the fact that due to NHS England stopping puberty blockers, this has resulted in there being no pathway for under-18s in Wales to receive puberty blockers.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to:

a) adopt the recommendations of the Cass review; and

b) ensure that children and their parents are supported with common sense, fact-based guidance.

The Cass Review – Independent review of gender identity services for children and young people 


NDM8563 - 1 | Tabled on 26/04/2024

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Regrets the absence of comprehensive specialist gender identity services in Wales.

Believes that every individual, whatever their gender identity, deserves respect, understanding and access to appropriate support services and healthcare.

Calls on the Welsh Government to develop gender identity services for young people in Wales. 

NDM8563 - 2 | Tabled on 26/04/2024

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To propose that the Senedd:

1. Notes the publication of the Cass review.

2. Notes that NHS Wales commissions gender identity services for children and young people 17 and under from NHS England.

3. Notes that NHS England has concluded there is not enough evidence to support the safety or clinical effectiveness of puberty suppressing hormones for the treatment of gender dysphoria in children and young people at this time.

4. Notes the Welsh Government will continue to develop the transgender guidance for schools taking account of the Cass review and stakeholder views.