High court should not restrict access to puberty blockers for minors

  title={High court should not restrict access to puberty blockers for minors},
  author={Cameron Beattie},
  journal={Journal of Medical Ethics},
  pages={71 - 76}
  • C. Beattie
  • Published 16 February 2021
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Medical Ethics
Gender dysphoria (GD) is a clinically significant incongruence between expressed gender and assigned gender, with rapidly growing prevalence among children. The UK High Court recently conducted a judicial review regarding the service provision at a youth-focussed gender identity clinic in Tavistock. The high court adjudged it ‘highly unlikely’ that under-13s, and ‘doubtful’ that 14–15 years old, can be competent to consent to puberty blocker therapy for GD. They based their reasoning on the… 

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