Canadian Appeals Court Rules Father Can’t Stop Teen Daughter From Taking Male Hormones


Last Friday, the highest court in British Columbia, Canada, ruled that a father could not prevent doctors from giving his 15-year-old daughter testosterone injections to "affirm" her transgender male identity.

The decision concludes a nearly year-long appeals process that has garnered significant attention in both Canada and the United States. As previously reported, a school counselor identified Maxine as transgender when she was only 12. The school helped her pick out a male name and began treating her as a boy without informing her father.