UK High Court Rules to Protect Children Under 16 From ‘Life Changing’ Puberty Blockers, Cross Hormones

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LONDON (The Christian Institute) Children will be protected from being given puberty blocking drugs following a major ruling at the High Court.

Detransitioner Keira Bell, 23, brought the case against the NHS Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) after she was given hormone blockers and cross-sex hormones as a teenager.

Judges said it was “highly unlikely” children 13 and under could ever genuinely consent to hormone blockers and “very doubtful” 14 and 15 year olds could do so.

Lawyers acting for Bell had argued that young people have too little life experience to understand the potentially devastating and lifelong consequences of taking the experimental “sex-swap” drugs.

Read the ruling here.

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