B.C. Supreme Court judge orders surgeon to deny trans teen’s mastectomy wish | Vancouver Sun

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has stopped a transgender teen’s double mastectomy days before it was to go ahead, granting the teen’s mother a court order delaying the surgery for almost a month.

“The mother needs to see all of the protocols that led to the two doctors coming to the conclusion that what they intended to do is in the best interest of the child,” said M.A.’s lawyer, Carey Linde.

“She says removing the breasts of her daughter are not in the best interest of her,” said Linde. He said A.M. is also opposed to the teen receiving steroids because they would make her sterile.

“She needs psychotherapy,” A.M. said. “I would like her to be referred to a non-biased psychiatrist.”

A.M. said she would like the doctors to provide her with details about what counselling her child received leading up to the decision to have the surgery.

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