Age of consent vs the medical world

by Ram
(Seattle, WA)

Recently my 13 year old has been diagnosed with a disorder. The doctors are pushing her age of 13 as their right to alienate me from my parental rights in participating in her therapy and medical care.

I am not an abusive mother or controlling. I am involved. Their pushing has included medication that is linked to adolescent and children suicide. It is a serious consideration, one she is not mature or educated enough to make. Anyone have experience/knowledge in this? We live in WA State.

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Aug 09, 2009
Medical Emancipation for Teen
by: Laura Ramirez

You don't mention what kind of disorder your 13 year old teen has, but I doubt it's legal for doctors to be pushing her to get medical emancipation so she can take drugs with side effects that could be worse than the disorder itself.

If your daughter is suffering from depression, there are many natural cures that will help. Keep in mind that certain herbs have been used for centuries to lift depression, while drugs are relatively new with a long list of side effects and long term effects that are not yet known, particularly when we're talking about giving them to a child whose brain is still developing.

If your child has ADHD, read this article on Lithium Orotate for ADHD which is a natural mineral salt that is a highly effective solution.

You are right to stand up for your daughter. You are her caretaker until she is mature enough to make medical decisions for herself.

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