Ruling limiting under-16s puberty blockers overturned

Doctors can decide whether to prescribe puberty blockers to under-16s, court rules

9/17/2021 4:42:00 PM

Doctors can decide whether to prescribe puberty blockers to under-16s, court rules

The appeal decision reverses a High Court ruling that under-16s would struggle to give informed consent.

Doctors can decide whether to prescribe puberty blockers to under-16s,the Court of Appeal has ruled.The appeal was brought by the Tavistock Trust, which runs the UK's only youth gender identity clinic.It reverses a 2020 ruling that under-16s lacked capacity to give informed consent to the medical treatment, which delays the onset of puberty.

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The original case was brought by Keira Bell, who says the clinic should have challenged her more over transitioning.Court of Appeal judges said they recognised "the difficulties and complexities" of the issue, but that "it is for the clinicians to exercise their judgement knowing how important it is that consent is properly obtained according to the particular individual circumstances."

Puberty blockers are drugs used to "pause" puberty by suppressing the release of hormones.They are prescribed to some children who are experiencing gender dysphoria, which the NHS describes as "a sense of unease that a person may have because of a mismatch between their biological sex and their gender identity".

The Tavistock's Gender Identity Development Service (Gids) says hormone treatment "allows young person time to consider their options and to continue to explore their developing gender identity before making decisions about irreversible forms of treatment".

But in December 2020, the High Court ruled under-13s were "highly unlikely" to be able to give informed consent to what it described as "experimental" treatment and it was "very doubtful" those aged 14 and 15 would have the sufficient understanding.

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Good Of course they are sufficiently mature to make this life-changing decisions by themselves. And they are liable for their medical mistakes?..... They are the ones to sue Informed consent? Sterility and chemical experimentation Let's go! The lobotomy of 2021... People will keep playing with nature until we have a society of mutants.

Good. Get rekt science deniers When people confuse biological sex with gender and developing sexuality, we begin to treat it like a youth club dress up box is biological , gender is a construct not the other way around. I wonder if the fans of Puberty Blockers are the same people who campaign against Child Vaccination against Covid?

Kids need time to decide their gender because they are not supposed to decide their gender. Seems like most adults are on adulthood blockers these days!

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Can we please stop glorifying and encouraging mental illness. When did puberty become a disease? Telling kids they are going through the “wrong puberty” should be considered medical malpractice. There is no such thing as the wrong puberty. Utterly disgusting Disgusting tilling! Kids going through puberty didn't know what they want or feel.

Finally Puberty blockers aren’t to stop trans kids going through puberty - it’s a temporary measure to buy enough time for the child to decide if they want to go through their body’s natural puberty or use HRT for one that better aligns with their identity. 1/ And it’ll be the parents who have to clean up the mess. So wrong in so many ways. Wtf is happening to society?

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Few woman are comfortable with their body due to cultural pressures, teenagers (as specially girls) follow social trends. Throw in some neurodiversity, fandom sites, cyber bullying, Stonewalls tyrannical lobby power, total affirmation, self ID & what do you have. Traverstock. Just here for all the salty tears from the TERF’s 😂

They’ll be able to until in 5-10 years they start getting sued for allowing a child to make a life altering decision which will destroy their lives in terms of relationships or having kids for themselves. It’s smart giving kids in a era where this shit is cool this decision This is bad policy. The Devil 👿 is taking over. Firstly, is that children can be given COVID-19 vaccination without parental consent… now is that their children don’t need parental consent anymore on their child major decisions. Am surely not raising my kid in this God forsaken country.

If I wanted to manipulate, destroy & lower population this is exactly how id go about it, smart move And if doctors refuse they will lose their job... No Dr will go near giving them I suspect. Good!! Like letting bartenders and alcohol companies decide if young teens should be able to drink

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Madness. Yeah, because Doctors know everything… like the ones who diagnosed my wife’s clear secondary (terminal) cancer as asthma 🙄 This will lead to a mass amount of post transition regret from people convinced they were trans when in reality they were either gay or effeminate/masculine male or female.

What a surprise Child abuse on several levels is now mainstream in this country. Childhood itself will be deemed illegal soon, to much freedom, you might starting thinking the “wrong things” if you’re allowed to grow up naturally

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