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[–] Riothamus scrote 3 points Edited

They're flatly refusing to set standards for their "standards of care" just to limit liability. This disclaimer of responsibility insulates WPATH from an avalanche of "We followed your exact recommendations and ruined our lives in the process" claims in the next decade.

It's going to be much harder for these kids to pursue successful class-action lawsuits. Nonstandard treatment regimens with various starting ages and dosages will undermine the plaintiffs' cohesion as a class and either disqualify the suits or split them into smaller actions- perhaps down to a per-doctor or per-treatment basis.

This falls just short of admitting that trans medicine is purely experimental and there is no actual guidance to give.