Dr. Richard J. Curtis has announced that she will be closing her private UK gender clinic by the end of the year.
For twelve years the ‘TransHealth’ clinic provided private-pay cross-sex hormone treatments and surgical referrals at exorbitant cost for clients who had been rejected for treatment by the NHS or for those who wanted to bypass the free National Health Service protocol.
The announcement comes on the heels of the suspension of Dr. Helen Webberley’s online gender clinic following calls for increased supervision of off-service providers.
Dr. Richard Curtis had previously been placed under investigation by the UK General Medical Council following allegations of failure to follow accepted standards of care.
The clinic was started in 2006 when Curtis took over the private practice of infamous psychiatry consultant Dr. Russell Reid, once the UK’s best-known expert on transsexualism. Reid was found guilty of gross professional misconduct for authorizing inappropriate surgeries for gender dysphoric and body dysphoric clients, including the amputation of healthy limbs for “Body Integrity Identity Disorder” clients.
Dr. Richard Curtis, a heterosexual female formerly named Vanda Zadorozny, underwent medical and surgical gender procedures herself in 2005.
Dr. Curtis announced last year that she had decided to stop providing gender treatments to individuals under 18 years of age.
The decision to close the clinic entirely “arises due to a number of personal, professional, and business related reasons” according to her website.