Self-Diagnosis, Changing Sex and Assisted Dying
The Scottish Parliament bill on assisted dying contains an important safeguard which requires two doctors to agree that anyone wishing to take life-ending medication is making an informed and competent choice - I presume a person's family would normally be involved as well.
Contrast this approach with the suggestion that people should be allowed to self-diagnose, self-identify and change their sex under the law without any medical oversight whatsoever.
Safeguarding Children and Professional Medical Oversight (November 27, 2021)
I have written to one of my local MSPs, Kaukab Stewart, regarding potential changes to the Gender Recognition Act.
Retaining the current requirement for professional medical oversight of the process and safeguarding children are the two big issues at stake here.
Dear Kaukab Stewart