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Gender dysphoria: Parents can consent to puberty blockers for their child, says judge

BMJ 2021; 372 doi: (Published 26 March 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;372:n840
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

Children with gender dysphoria who want to take puberty blockers may have them prescribed without the need for a court application if their parents consent and their doctors agree, a High Court judge has ruled.1

The ruling by Mrs Justice Lieven answers a concern following a recent judgment in a case about puberty blockers that the treatment could no longer be given to …

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