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During an Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) talkfest at Queensland Parliament House last week, a so-called ‘expert panel’ spent most of their time claiming a ‘gay conversion therapy’ ban would create trans kids. Dr. Fiona Bisshop, with on the job experience of hundreds of trans patients, looks at their claims. It’s hard to know where to …

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Last week, Wendy Francis from the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) organised a talkfest at Queensland’s Parliament House. Francis promoted her ACL conversion therapy ‘expert panel’ as unpacking ‘gay conversion therapy’. However, the ‘experts’ made scant mention of the advertised topic. In this special series, we look at the claims made on the night. The second speaker: …

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At Queensland’s Parliament House last night representatives of both a feminist and a lesbian group joined forces with the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL). An event billed as about ‘gay conversion therapy’ in fact focused almost entirely on trans kids. — gay conversion therapy dismissed as ‘misguided’ thing of the past — no mention of former …

DocQ retrospective

After over ten years of the DocQ column, Dr Fiona Bisshop looks back over a decade of healthcare advances in her DocQ retrospective. I realised when I began to write this, on the cusp of a new decade, that the column is now over ten years old. A lot happened in that time, especially in …

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You see a really cute guy on Grindr and discover he’s a trans guy. Well, you’re only human – trans guys are hot, right?! But you have questions. You’ve never been with a trans guy before, and you wonder if there are things you need to know, and who do you ask? Here are some …

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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 …

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