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FAQs for: SHINE SA’s Gender Wellbeing Service, Gender Affirmation/Transition Pathways in SA, and more

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SHINE SA, 2022 SHINE SA’s Gender Wellbeing Service is a free, confidential mental health service for people who are questioning their gender identity or identify as trans or gender diverse. (This service provides psychological therapies, peer support, general information and support within the metropolitan area of Adelaide. If you would like to see if you live or work within the Adelaide...

New ‘Trans @ School’ resource

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 LGBTI Legal Service, Legal Aid Queensland and the Queensland Human Rights Commission, in consultation with the Queensland Children’s Gender Service, 2020 This resource has been developed in consultation with the Queensland Children’s Gender Service, young people, parents and educators. School is an important part of life for children and young people. Schools not only have an ethical duty, but a...

Among transgender children, gender identity as strong as in cisgender children, study shows

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University of Washington, November 18, 2019 Children who identify as the gender matching their sex at birth tend to gravitate toward the toys, clothing and friendships stereotypically associated with that gender. Transgender children do the same with the gender they identify as, regardless of how long they have actually lived as a member of that gender. New findings from the largest study of...

Using Chosen Names Reduces Odds of Depression and Suicide in Transgender Youths

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The University of Texas at Austin, Tue, April 3, 2018 In one of the largest and most diverse studies of transgender youths to date, researchers led by a team at The University of Texas at Austin have found that when transgender youths are allowed to use their chosen name in places such as work, school and at home, their risk of depression and suicide drops.      “Many kids who are transgender...

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SASHA is a current awareness service with news and views on various aspects of sexual health and sexuality, from a wide range of sources. These range from credible sources of sexual health and related information, to relevant opinion pieces in the media.

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