How a teen called Kelvin changed the face of trans youth treatment


We examine a landmark ruling that means teens with gender dysphoria no longer have to seek court approval to start hormone treatment. The decision will lie with them, their parents and doctors.

This year the courts stepped away from what has become a vexed ethical debate in medicine – whether young people with gender dysphoria should go through irreversible treatment to transition to the opposite sex.

For many adolescents, wanting treatment involving the prescription of hormones – so-called stage two treatment,