Sue Evans vs. transgender people

Susan Evans is a British psychoanalytic psychotherapist. She was a key critic of trans healthcare for gender diverse youth at the Tavistock. The clinic was later closed.

Evans and her husband Marcus Evans co-authored the 2021 book Gender Dysphoria: A Therapeutic Model for Working with Children, Adolescents and Young Adults.

She is involved with anti-trans organization Society for Evidence-Based Gender Medicine (SEGM).


Evans worked for 12 years at the Tavistock in the Adult Department, Youth Gender Identity Service and for the Portman Clinic in Probation officer supervision and as Programme Organiser and senior clinical lecturer. She was also a Senior Fellow of the University of East London.

She has been a member of the British Psychotherapy Foundation, London Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Service, and the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC). 

2021 book

The following people are mentioned in the acknowledgements:

We are grateful to the following people who have generously given their time and expertise to the development of this book: Annie Pesskin, Ian Williamson, Richard Stephens, Margot Waddell, Frances Grier, and Ema Syrulnik, as well as all our colleagues at the Society for Evidence-Based Gender Medicine. We are grateful to Kate Pearce at Phoenix for offering to publish this book.

2022 Tavistock closure

Evans was involved in the attacks on gender affirming care for gender diverse you at the Tavistock clinic, a federally funded gatekeeping facility with unethically long wait times due to underfunding.

Evans told her version of things to anti-trans activist Bari Weiss:

I was a nurse working on a team that recklessly prescribed puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones to kids. I blew the whistle in 2005. Now the government is finally listening.


Evans, Sue (August 4, 2022). How Tavistock Came Tumbling Down. The Free Press


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