Our approach to children and gender is a moral outrage

Our approach to children and gender is a moral outrage

We don’t allow children to buy cigarettes or alcohol. So why do we allow life-changing puberty blockers?

We don’t allow children to drive or buy cigarettes or alcohol. Children can’t consent to sex or even to getting the name of their latest crush tattooed on their arm. Whether or not they are mature for their age and fully versant in all the associated risks is irrelevant. The law dictates children cannot engage in these risky activities.

But what about when it comes to changing gender? Children too young to vote, smoke or get a tattoo are currently deemed capable of consenting to drugs designed to stop the onset of puberty.

This ridiculous situation is being challenged in a case being heard…

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