The decision today has reinstated the test of Gillick and re-emphasised that it is for the clinician together with the patient and the family to make decisions on a case-by-case basis. It was not for the court to make generalisations about consent at different ages, nor should the court be routinely part of the consent process for puberty blockers."
Decisions about health care should be driven by loving families, self-aware children and the established body of medical evidence. That's just as true of gender dysphoria as it is of vaccinations. https://t.co/dp0GFEqMeO— Jo Maugham (@JolyonMaugham) September 17, 2021
In May a Judge in Northern Ireland ruled that a 16-year-old transgender girl did not require court intervention to get transgender affirming medical care.
The High court ruling was used as a rationale in numerous bills filed in the US this year. While Arkansas was the only state to make it a felony to prescribe hormone blockers to minors 18 other states have tried.
We're disgusted by the Equalities Minister's deeply offensive comments. https://t.co/Mxg7owqWuk— Mermaids (@Mermaids_Gender) September 17, 2021