You do not own your child’s body. Your sole job in life, is to make sure they know how to keep themselves safe, which includes, making sure they know about their bodies and their minds, and how their bodies and minds are all their OWN.
One of the big things that I have learnt while doing my Health Administration course. The biggest preparators against child, are their own parents, or a adult they know. Which is why, children and teenagers have a absolute right to their privacy when they visit the GP, or speak with a therapist.
PARENTS DO NOT OWN THEIR CHILD’S BODY.
*TRIGGER WARNING* – Violent abuse from parents against their children.
From the evidence available, it is clear that with the exception of child sexual abuse, children are most likely to be abused or neglected by parents and/or caregivers (Australian Bureau of Statistics [ABS], 2005; May-Chahal & Cawson, 2005; Sedlak et al., 2010). Research suggests that child sexual abuse is perpetrated by a wider group of people, including parents, other relatives, siblings, friends, or others known to the child (e.g., sports coach, teacher, priest).
Basically, a child, a teenager is much more like to be abused, sexual molested, experience domestic violence or even killed by a parent. Hence, why children and teenagers have the right to see a Doctor without a parents permission.
So no more from TERFs, saying how dare medical centers don’t ask for their permission to their child’s body. YOU DON’T OWN YOUR CHILD’S BODY. They are not your slave, neither are they your property. Why aren’t these “adults” asking why these children don’t go to their parents? Honestly, being the person I am. If my child couldn’t come and talk with me that they are thinking they might be trans, I know I’ve failed, as a parent.