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Regret rate for gender-affirming surgery less than 1%.

While bigots continue to bang on about ‘trans regret’, the facts continue to reveal that very few people regret undergoing gender-affirming surgery.   < 1% experience trans regret In an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association, three researchers from John Hopkins University state that — after examining all available evidence — they find …

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Proposed healthcare model for trans, gender diverse South Australians

SA Health has released a proposed model of care for trans and gender-diverse South Australians and is seeking community feedback. For trans and gender diverse people, affirming their gender identity often means accessing additional healthcare services. However, trans and gender-diverse South Australians are struggling to navigate a health system that lacks appropriate training, expertise, and …

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ANZ announce six weeks of gender affirmation leave for employees

ANZ has joined other major corporations by offering paid gender affirmation leave to employees.  The newly-created gender affirmation leave policy will support trans and gender diverse staff as they undergo gender affirmation. The leave policy will cover employees for any aspect of their gender affirmation including social, medical, and legal processes.  While other major corporations …

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CSIRO announces gender affirmation leave for trans employees

Australia’s peak science agency the CSIRO has announced it will give transgender employees access to paid gender affirmation leave. Under the new category of leave, staff can take time off for medical appointments before and after surgery, as well as for administrative tasks such as changing birth certificates and documentation. “The Gender Affirmation leave provides …

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China opens first trans youth gender clinic in Shanghai

The Children’s Hospital of Fudan University in Shanghai recently opened China’s first trans youth gender clinic. Communist Party owned Global Times reported the clinic would ‘safely and healthily manage transgender minors’ transition’. The paper illustrated the article with an image of Chinese transgender superstar, Jin Xing, previously a decorated colonel in the People’s Liberation Army. …

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BANNED: Dr examined Trans man’s genitals without consent

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) has banned a doctor from working in hospitals for at least two years. The decision followed a number of complaints, including the doctor conducting a ‘forcible examination’ of a trans man’s genitals. QCAT undertook the hearing after the doctor appealed working conditions imposed on him by the Medical …

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DocQ: Critics of trans kids have nothing to offer

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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DocQ Retrospective: Dr Fiona Bisshop’s decade in review

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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DocQ: Hooking Up With a Trans Guy

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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Sexual health and pap smears for trans men

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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