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Fri Sep 6, 2019, 11:35 AM

Canadian court backs trans teen who feared being 'stranded' by father's bid to stop transition

Source: The Guardian

Court backs trans teen who feared being 'stranded' by father's bid to stop transition

Three-judge panel upholds decision by lower court, clearing way for 14-year-old, who identifies as a boy, to continue treatment

Leyland Cecco in Toronto
Fri 6 Sep 2019 09.00 BST Last modified on Fri 6 Sep 2019 16.41 BST

A Canadian court has ruled in favour of a transgender teenager who this week argued he would be left “stranded” between genders if the judges backed his father’s legal efforts to halt his hormone treatment.

The panel of three judges upheld on Thursday a previous decision by a lower court in British Columbia, clearing the way for the teen to continue his hormone treatment.

The case centres on a 14-year-old from Vancouver, who started publicly identifying as a male at 11.

After a suicide attempt and meetings with medical professionals, the teen requested hormone therapy to transition from female to male, but his father took legal action to stop the process.


Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/06/trans-teenager-case-canada-father-halts-treatment

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