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 Transgender teenagers under the age of 16 should be able to access hormone therapy in some circumstances. According to new guidelines published in the Medical Journal of Australia. The new Australian guidelines published on Monday said doctors should recommend hormone therapy not based on an “inflexible” chronological age but on the child’s individual circumstances, in …

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The Queensland government has introduced legislation to parliament that would remove the need for transgender Queenslanders to get divorced in order to have their gender officially recognised. Under state law, couples who enter an opposite-sex marriage before one partner transitions are forced to divorce before the trans partner can update the gender marker on their …

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Brisbane GP Dr Fiona Bisshop has called for Queensland health professionals to receive better training in transgender health care. Dr Bisshop (pictured), who specialises in trans medicine and contributes to QNews, said Queensland doctors often feel they don’t have enough knowledge to treat trans patients and it was putting the patients’ lives at risk. She …

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Brisbane’s Open Doors Youth Service has been awarded a $10,000 grant from Suncorp’s Community Giving Program. Open Doors’ Jelly Beans program was started in 2010 and is a social support group designed for transgender, gender variant and gender queer young people, aged under 24. General Manager Pam Barker said Open Doors was very grateful to …

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