Australia: stop hormones to children without court approval?
Although the law allows the transition of minors on the basis of a simple medical assessment - as in Italy, after all - one clinic is holding back and requires the judge's consent to "treat" a girl, despite the parents' approval. This is a sign of a change of course for fear of litigation after detransitioner Keira Bell won her case against the British health system.
Fear of legal disputes over gender transition treatments for minors is growing: specialised gender clinics, which have seen their profits soar in recent years, are starting to take precautions to avoid possible future financial disruption. The alarm sounded in faraway Australia last January but has only now come to light, thanks to an anomalous dispute that has revealed a major concern on the part of professionals, despite the [...]