Barriers to transition removed for transgender youth

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Young transgender people seeking access to gender affirming hormone therapy no longer require court approval.

The Family Court recently heard the case of a 16-year-old transgender person known as Kelvin, who sought to begin the second stage of hormone treatment.

The Court ruled the second stage had been incorrectly classed as a ‘special medical procedure’ rather than a ‘therapeutic treatment’, giving parents the right to consent without court involvement.

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