Gender dysphoria in adolescents: can adolescents or parents give valid consent to puberty blockers?

@article{Giordano2021GenderDI,
  title={Gender dysphoria in adolescents: can adolescents or parents give valid consent to puberty blockers?},
  author={Simona Giordano and Fae Garland and S{\o}ren Holm},
  journal={Journal of Medical Ethics},
  year={2021},
  volume={47},
  pages={324 - 328}
}
This article considers the claim that gender diverse minors and their families should not be able to consent to hormonal treatment for gender dysphoria. The claim refers particularly to hormonal treatment with so-called ‘blockers’, analogues that suspend temporarily pubertal development. We discuss particularly four reasons why consent may be deemed invalid in these cases: (1) the decision is too complex; (2) the decision-makers are too emotionally involved; (3) the decision-makers are on a… 

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