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Most people have heard of a Pap smear. It’s a test to check for precancerous changes in the cells of the cervix, the part of the body at the top of the vagina. Anyone who has a cervix and who has ever had penetrative sex (including with sex toys or fingers) should visit their GP …

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Allowing transgender young people to use their chosen names significantly reduces their risk of depression and suicide, according to a new study by the University of Texas. Researchers interviewed 129 US transgender young people aged 15 to 21, asking if they were able to use their chosen names when at school, home, work, and with …

A Queensland parliamentary committee has been told of the unfair hurdles transgender people face to obtain legal recognition of their gender. Brisbane trans woman Roz Dickson addressed the committee, which is examining a bill introduced by the Queensland government this month that would scrap a law requiring trans people to be unmarried before they can …

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US LGBTIQ advocates have blasted the Trump administration’s new policy banning most transgender people from military service. On Friday evening, the White House announced in a memo that transgender people “with a history or diagnosis of gender dysphoria” requiring medication, surgery or other treatment would be disqualified from military service “except under certain limited circumstances,” …

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Australian children with gender dysphoria will no longer require court approval to undergo surgery if they have parental and doctors’ permission, in a landmark ruling by the Family Court of Australia. The Family Court made the ruling in the case of a 16-year-old boy, known under the pseudonym Matthew, who sought the court’s consent to …

The federal Department of Health has said that it is up to pharmaceutical companies to put forward a replacement drug after popular drug Primoteston was removed from the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) this month. Primoteston is an injectable form of male sex hormone, popular among transgender men, which produces male levels of testosterone in the …

The Queensland government has said it will take steps early next year to address the state’s “forced transgender divorce” laws preventing trans Queenslanders from updating their birth certificates while married. Under Queensland law, couples who enter an opposite-sex marriage before one partner transitions are forced to divorce before the transgender partner can update the sex …

We think of the hospital as a place to go when we’re sick or injured where we will be treated respectfully and compassionately, and our health problems will be managed skilfully and efficiently. But for transgender people, hospitals and other healthcare settings can actually be hazardous to their health and wellbeing. There’s a phenomenon which …

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The same-sex marriage legislation will finally put an end to cruel laws forcing married transgender Australians to divorce if they want their birth certificate changed to reflect their gender identity. Under Queensland law, couples who get an opposite-sex marriage before one partner transitions are forced to divorce before the transgender partner can change their birth …

Trans youth campaigner Georgie Stone has been named the 2018 Victorian Young Australian of the Year. She made history when, at 10 years old, she became the youngest person in Australia to be granted permission by the courts to take hormone blockers, and has since become a tireless advocate for other transgender young people. Georgie’s …

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