April 14, 2004

Girl can switch to boy, court rules

In a landmark decision, a 13-year-old transgender boy has just been granted permission by the Family Court of Australia to use contraceptives to delay his development (in a female body) so that at 16 he may begin hormone treatment:


On TV today, the channel 10 presenter referred to the child throughout as “he” – hooray! However the ch 10 presentation included an interview with a medical ethicist who opposed the decision, saying a child should be treated for the mental illness (dysphoria), not given physical treatments.

Posted by .M. at April 14, 2004 04:38 PM | TrackBack


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