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Wed Oct 7, 2020, 12:47 PM

Children not able to give 'proper' consent to puberty blockers, court told

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Children not able to give 'proper' consent to puberty blockers, court told

7 October 2020

Children are not able to properly understand the lifelong consequences of taking puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones, the High Court has been told.

The case has been brought by Keira Bell, who began taking puberty blockers when she was 16, and the mother of a 16-year-old awaiting treatment.

They are taking action against the UK's only children's NHS gender clinic, run by the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust.

The landmark hearing in London is expected to last two days.

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