Communications relating to removed transgender health advice from MoH website

Daniel Richards made this Official Information request to Ministry of Health

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From: Daniel Richards

Dear Ministry of Health,
I am requesting all communications in relation to the Ministry of Health decision to remove the transgender health advice from the Ministry of Health website.
This is in relation to and (currently paywalled)

Yours faithfully,

Daniel Richards

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Chris McCashin left an annotation ()

A quick scan of the response and the attachments confirms that

- nobody seems to know who was responsible for comments on the website
- are potentially in breach of Section 20 medicines act
- physicians are prescribing these for unapproved use
- don’t know the safety profile

And going forward - the webpage has been removed whilst the safety profile is researched for six months all the while physicians are likely to keep prescribing this stuff! Not a good look by “Health” professionals

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