Here We Go: Parents Threatened With Having Their Autistic Son Taken from Them After They Refuse to Give Him Puberty Blockers

The parents of an autistic teen in England say they were threatened that their son would be removed from their custody following their objections about giving him puberty blockers.

According to the Daily Mail Saturday, the parents of the teen, who spoke to the outlet on condition of anonymity, feared the potential side-effects of the drugs, and stopped him from going to a gender clinic as they suspected his sudden decision to pursue gender transition was due to his autism.

Doctors at the National Health Service clinic had recommended he take puberty blockers to suppress his puberty after he declared that he was female.

When the teenager told the school he had been forbidden from obtaining the drugs, a teacher told his parents that they should find alternative accommodation for their son or else he would be put into temporary foster care, the Mail reported.

The school reported the couple to child services for being “emotionally abusive” to their son by not supporting his wish to go forward with these treatments. The local authorities placed him one month later “in a child protection after social workers said he was likely to suffer ‘significant harm’ under his parents’ care.”

The mother recounted to the Mail the pain it caused their family.

“I’m absolutely devastated. When I saw the report that social services wrote about us and saw the words ’emotional abuse,’ I just broke down,” she said.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Brandon Showalter