AB v CD [2021] EWHC 741 (Fam)

Parental consent for puberty blockers The two issues in this case (an application by XY's mother that she and the father have the ability in law to consent on behalf of XY to the administration of hormone treatment to suppress puberty) were: (1) Do the parents retain the legal ability to consent to the treatment? (2) Does the administration of puberty blockers fall into a "special category" of medical treatment by which either: (a) an application must be made to the Court before they can be prescribed? (b) as a matter of good practice an application should be made to the Court?

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Full judgment: BAILII


  • Medical treatment cases🔍

Date: 26/3/21🔍

Court: High Court (Family Division)🔍




  • AB🔍
  • CD🔍
  • Tavistock And Portman NHS Foundation Trust🔍
  • University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust🔍
  • XY🔍

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Published: 11/4/21 21:19

Cached: 2024-04-21 21:44:49