Calls for more on-island support for people who want to change gender

Stuart Barette was born a girl, but grew up feeling he was in the wrong body. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Campaigners in the Channel Islands are calling for more local support to help people who want to change their gender.

At the moment, islanders can face a wait of 18 months for their first appointment to see a gender therapist in the UK, as there are none on-island.

Specialists believe this step could be provided locally, cutting waiting times and giving more emotional support to those wanting to transition.

In the first of two special reports, Stuart Barette has told ITV News what it felt like growing up, believing he was in the wrong body...