Dr Nicola Williams has written a number of articles reviewing some of the Science and Statistics behind the transgender debate. They can all be found here. If there are any other facts you’d like to see Nicola cover please email her with your suggestions at email@example.com Statistics: How many transgender
1) Introduction The UK government announced last year that the 2004 Gender Recognition Act will be reformed to make it easier and quicker for transgender people to apply for legal recognition of their preferred gender. The change will remove the need for a medical diagnosis of gender dysphoria and the
If government reforms of the Gender Recognition Act are made law it will have dangerous consequences within the UK prison service. Self-identification of legal gender will mean any male prisoner will be able to change his legal sex to female and become eligible for transfer into a women’s prison.
The Justice Committee is conducting a new inquiry into the prison population, to find out whether the Ministry of Justice and prison services currently have a credible approach to accommodating the changes anticipated over the next 5 years. Written submissions have been called for and the evidence received will inform
Fair Play For Women have recently highlighted the potential risks to women in prison if Gender Recognition Act (GRA) reforms and self-declaration of gender become law in England and Wales. We now consider the impact of any changes on probation hostels and the risks not just to women offenders but also to the local community.
ITV programme ‘Good Morning Britain’ featured Fair Play woman Dr Nicola Williams, who researched our article on transgender prisoners. During the 13-minute ‘Trans Prison Swap’ spot Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid talked with Nicola and India Willoughby about whether transgender prisoners should be allowed to choose if they serve their sentence in a male or female jail. (Video)
The prison service is not recording data on transgender prisoners systematically. The Ministry of Justice and the prison service did not supply information via Freedom of Information requests, as they stated that there is no ‘business or legal case’ for recording the data; Fair Play for Women strongly disagrees. We think Government policy changes require proper information and an impact assessment.