Growth attenuation therapy in Australia?

A law firm newsletter in Australia has done a detailed legal analysis on growth attenuation for disabled children because “there is anecdotal evidence that such requests by parents may be increasing.”

 http://hwlebsworth.ensoconsultancy.com.au/health_sept09/growth-attenuation-therapy.html 

They advise doctors to consider its ethical appropriateness cautiously and warn them not to agree to provide the therapy without the proper legal procedures to obtain valid authorization for the treatment. But this all sounds so matter of fact and worries me. I hope this does not mean that an international growth attenuation experiment has already been started.

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