For children with gender dysphoria, blocking puberty is not just buying time. It is more like a point of no return.
The pituitary gland produces hormones that stimulate the ovaries in girls and the testicles in boys.
Consider: Children — no matter how “mature” — cannot buy cigarettes or give consent to being tattooed.
Bioethicist Jacob M. Appel wants the bioethics movement to educate your children about the policy and personal conundrums that involve medical care and health public policy.
The more elective the desired intervention, the greater should be the right of medical conscience.