Two Aussie uni professors somehow wound up involved in a court case which now makes it harder for trans teens on the other side of the world to affirm their gender through medical treatment.
The Bell v Tavistock case made headlines when someone who took puberty blockers as a teenager later regretted it. Now, the British High Court has ruled that people under 16 can’t actually consent to this kind of medical treatment.
has obtained over 70 pages of skeleton arguments submitted to the UK High Court.
The documents show that the winning side enlisted as an expert witness John Whitehall, a Professor of Pediatrics at Western Sydney University who has admittedly never worked with gender dysphoric young people.
“The difficult question for trans and gender diverse youth as to when to receive medical treatment does not go away. The British High Court has ruled that people under 16 can’t actually consent to any kind of medical treatment.”Back to News
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