A 14-year transseender boy is capable of allowing his own medical remedies and should proceed with hormone cuts to help move from a woman to a human body immediately, B.C. The High Court judge has ruled.
The teenager, justified as "A.B.," has been at the heart of a complex legal fight that raised questions about parents' rights and children's devolution. His parents are separated and are detained.
Although the boy and his mother were ready to start testosterone disasters last summer, his father opposed his / her case, announcing the need for more time to check his / her. the impact of such a move.
But in a written decision on Wednesday, B.C. Justice of the High Court of Gregory Bowden said he was satisfied A.B. They realized the benefits and dangers of handling and may have A.B. – who had previously tried to kill himself – trying to harm himself again.
"All the evidence regarding the medical needs of A.B. … causes me to make a decision that hormone treatment should not be delayed," wrote the judge.
"Although A.B's father does not agree with the cure, I am satisfied that A.B.'s consent is sufficient for the remedy."
The father believes that his / her child does not; Understanding the dangers and effects of sexual transduction handling
The boy's father is preparing an application, lawyer, Herb Dunton, by e-mail.
"The father is sad. He intends to apply. He believes that his / her child does not understand the dangers and effects of sexual transduction handling, and the harm to the child, "he wrote. "The father does not believe that B.C. has heard his case for the protection of the child. High Court."
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In a written essay to the court, the previous mother wrote: "If his remedy is held, I am afraid that A.B. concludes that there is no hope and bring his life."
According to the regulation, A.B., who is at Level 9, has been identified as a male since 11 and his teachers name as a boy who uses male representatives.
A.B. Many visits with Wallace Wong, a psychologist registered in the treatment of children with a dysphoria of sex, a situation in which a person is in a position; They had a great disagreement with the genre they were given when they were born. Wong is confirmed A.B. to be a "good candidate" for hormone cure and to progress to B.C. Children's Hospital last year.
Dr. concluded Brenden Hursh, a specialist in the hospital's sex clinic, had hormone cure in good A.B. He told the court that young people who are given a hormone can improve the dysphoria of sex and see respite from mental issues.
Earlier this month, the hospital made an assessment of A.B. to make sure he was able to make informed consent and decided he would do it, it was told the court.
The father had attempted to prevent medical remedies so that more explicit listening could be heard about the effects of sexual transduction treatment. The father gave support support from Dr. Quentin Van Meter, a pediatric endocrinologist in Atlanta, Ga., And Miriam Grossman, psychotherapy at Airmont, N.Y., who talked about the dangerous psychological and physical effects of children's sex movement.
But the judge stated that he emphasized their evidence as one of them said that his / her case had not been substantiated; the case of A.B.
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The judge also said that the father was "unhappy" when he said he wanted more scientific evidence, saying "some evidence is issued he has been abolishing issues as a means of preventing his son from getting rid of a sexual transduction he wants. "
The judge went on to make the following declarations: A.B. be named as a male and marked by the name he has chosen in all legal proceedings, may change a legal name without obtaining parental consent, that he is "worthy of alone "to approve medical treatment for his dose, and that any attempt is to encourage AB to leave treatment or to AB applications as a daughter or the use of female representatives "to experience family violence" under the Family Law Act.
"This indicates that court recognizes the crimes that may occur when parents and other family members are attentive to people and to have regard to gender identity, "said Elizabeth Saewyc, who was a professor of the nursing and UBC chief inspector of his first study over the youth of South West Wales,
Not only did the regulation find that young people have the potential to approve healthcare when professionals have assessed that a young person is able to understand their decision, It also reinforces that it does not have to preventing or disregarding the care of young people with genetic dysphoria "is neutral, it can adversely affect health," said Saewyc.
"Although healthcare providers typically try to take families into healthcare decisions, and hope they are supportive of the young people's healthcare needs, They still have a professional, ethical responsibility for young patients to get the best medicine for their health. "
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