Case law has established that routine or necessary medical care concerning children falls within the ambit of parental decision making when the treatment is intended to serve a therapeutic purpose. The High Court held that the parents of an intellectually disabled girl were unable to consent to a non-therapeutic sterilisation procedure. Many studies demonstrated long-term safety and high efficiency of hormonal therapy in transgender adults. Transgender youth and life-threatening behaviors. Liu R.
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According to the most recent Endocrine Society guidelines, most adolescents develop this capacity by the age of 16 [ 12 ]. Despite the positive outcomes in puberty suppression, many experts still have concerns and resist the implementation of this treatment in their regular practice. A survey.