Trans Teens in the Top End

Latest blog from Dr Fiona Bisshop. This clinic saves lives, legit. Amazing peeps working there, also excellent news from the family court for transgender teens. I totes had a little sob when that happened, it is going to make a massive difference to a lot of peoples lives. #supporttransyouth #standupspeakout #transhealth #transisbeautiful

Dr Fiona Bisshop

Last week was a big week for young trans people in Australia.

On Thursday the Family Court of Australia handed down their decision in an appeal that sought to have hormone treatment taken out of the court’s jurisdiction.  The case has been referred to as “re Kelvin”.  The court decided in favour of the appellants, and there is now no longer a requirement for the court to approve stage 2 (hormone) treatment.  Actually Australia was the only country in the world where this strange situation existed, but now finally the decision regarding if and when to start hormones can be made by the treating doctors, without the lengthy and expensive court process to get there.

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As many readers of this blog will know, I dedicate a large proportion of my working day in Brisbane to seeing transgender people, and often young trans teens, for…

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