The father of a 21-year-old man with autism who is scheduled to undergo transgender surgery in seven days has foreshadowed a challenge to the safety and legality of adult gender clinics in England. In a formal letter to the National Health Service (NHS), the law firm representing the father, as well as 36-year-old detransitioner Ritchie Herron, argues that the safeguards for minors set out by the
Missouri, in the US, has banned gender affirming care, not just for minors, but also for all autistic people. Makes perfect sense. I wish that would happen in Australia.
There is an increasing amount of evidence suggesting a link between gender dysphoria and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Individuals on the ASD often have difficulty understanding abstract ideas. It may be difficult for them to grasp or understand how one thing can affect another (cause and effect)
Thus, I wonder how an individual on ASD being assessed for GD, would have the capacity to make legitimately-informed decisions in the light of the ‘affirmative’ approach to such a situation, given that ‘Affirmation’ essentially means ‘that something is true’?
I think this is the latest on the Missouri law