Parents of gender-questioning children in NZ being let down

18 August 2022 - Dr Sarah Donovan

As a public health researcher and as a parent, the level of ‘unknowns’ declared in this health guidance for the public raises some alarming questions. But the thing about ‘known unknowns’ is that they at least enable us to weigh up any apparent risks on our own terms. And parents of gender questioning children certainly deserve the chance to do just that. That’s the foundation of informed consent for all involved.


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