Treatment for gender dysphoria in children: the new legal, ethical and clinical landscape

  title={Treatment for gender dysphoria in children: the new legal, ethical and clinical landscape},
  author={Malcolm K Smith and Benjamin Mathews},
  journal={Medical Journal of Australia},
Gender dysphoria is a condition in which a child's subjectively felt identity and gender are not congruent with her or his biological sex. Because of this, the child suffers clinically significant distress or impairment in social functioning. The Family Court of Australia has recently received an increasing number of applications seeking authorisation for the provision of hormones to treat gender dysphoria in children. Some medical procedures and interventions performed on children are of such… Expand
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