Sydney Morning Herald
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.
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.
13 December 2020
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.
31 May 2009
Three former patients of Australia’s controversial sex-change clinic say misdiagnosis and wrongful surgery destroyed their lives.