Sydney Morning Herald

Now I’m hopeful we can talk about teens and gender

Dr Sandra Pertot

3 November 2021

A new position statement by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists wouldn’t ordinarily impact my professional life very much, but I am hopeful that the recent one addressing issues relating to gender non-conforming people will make a difference for healthcare workers beyond the realm of psychiatry.

Psychiatrists’ college stirs up debate about how to treat trans kids

Caitlin Fitzsimmons

31 October 2021

In the medical profession, there are few questions more contentious than how to respond to the growing number of children and teenagers seeking treatment for gender identity issues. This would explain why Australia’s governing body for psychiatrists has come out with its first specific policy on gender dysphoria. It would also explain its ever-so-careful wording.

My child is transitioning gender, but I feel the system makes it too easy

13 December 2020

Sex-change clinic ‘got it wrong’

Jill Stark

31 May 2009

Australia’s only sex-change clinic has been temporarily shut down and its controversial director forced to quit amid growing claims that patients with psychiatric problems have been wrongly diagnosed as transsexuals and encouraged to have radical gender reassignment surgery.

‘I will never be able to have sex again. Ever’

Jill Stark

31 May 2009

Three former patients of Australia’s controversial sex-change clinic say misdiagnosis and wrongful surgery destroyed their lives.