The Treatment of Transgender Young People and the Law

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This papers considers the current law regarding the right of young people to access medical treatment, in the specific context of a young person who has been diagnosed with gender dysphoria. The patient may wish for treatment for this situation, including puberty blockers, hormonal treatment and/or surgery. Courts have divided on the issue of whether a young person can consent to such treatment and/or the question of parental consent.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)430-458
Number of pages29
JournalJournal of law and medicine
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2023
Externally publishedYes


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