A mother has won the first High Court ruling to stop her child, who believes they are the opposite sex, being treated outside the NHS.
The interim order, made in August, prevents the woman’s ex-husband from allowing the 15-year-old to receive private transgender treatment and sets a precedent for cases where divorced parents disagree about what treatment should be given to a child who believes they are the opposite sex. A full hearing will take place in the family division of the High Court next week.
Her solicitor, Paul Conrathe of Sinclairslaw, said: “This case takes place against a backdrop of increasing concern about the safety and effectiveness of puberty blocking and cross-sex hormone treatment for gender-questioning children. The court has been sufficiently concerned to take the unusual step of making an interim order preventing my client’s child from being treated outside the NHS.”