Inquiry into the Sexual Reassignment Repeal Bill 2014 (S.A.)

Parliament of South Australia: Legislative Review Committee, 13 April 2016

On Tuesday 12 April 2016, the Report of the Legislative Review Committee into
the Sexual Reassignment Repeal Bill 2014 was tabled in Parliament.

The referral to investigate the Bill was brought in the Legislative Council in late 2014 by the
Hon. Tammy Franks MLC. The report recommends the passage of the Sexual
Reassignment Repeal Bill to repeal the Sexual Reassignment Act 1988 (SA) (the
‘SRA’).

Presiding member of the Committee, Gerry Kandelaars, said that the report recognises a particular need for law reform to improve the health outcomes experienced by the ‘gender diverse’ (meaning gender questioning, queer, androgynous, non-binary, transgender, or transsexual) community in South Australia.

Read more – download press release (PDF) MEDIA RELEASE – LEGISLATIVE REVIEW COMMITTEE – INQUIRY INTO THE SEXUAL REASSIGNMENT REPEAL BILL 2014

Greater support needed for pregnant transgender men

Medical News Today, 29 October 2015

Many transgender men who have the capacity to bear children are faced with barriers in the healthcare system as a result of a lack of training, argue Juno Obedin-Maliver and Harvey Makadon in a commentary published in SAGE journal Obstetric Medicine.

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More Children Seek Help for Gender Dysphoria

MedicineNet, April 22, 2015

When Samantha was 3, she drew a picture of a family. She explained that she was the daddy. By age 5, she’d told her mother, “My mind tells me I’m a boy.”

Mom made a note to ask her pediatrician about it.

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Indigenous and transgender: five questions

The Guardian, Friday 26 September 2014 16.57 AEST

“I was brought up with a rich sense of cultural pride, but from a young age I knew something wasn’t right. At age 17 I embarked on a transition to feel at ease with myself.”

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Puberty Suppression for Transgender Adolescents Works

Huffington Post, Posted:

A child assigned male at birth began confounding parents, family and neighbours at age 3 by repeatedly declaring and insisting, “I am a girl.”

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