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APS Refutes ‘Social Contagion’ Arguments

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APS (The Australian Psychological Society), September 2019 The Australian Psychological Society (APS) today released the following statement in support of transgender people in Australia, and challenging the unfounded claim that social media influences the gender of young people specifically: “Empirical evidence consistently refutes claims that a child’s or adolescent’s gender can be ‘directed’...

Trans @ Work: a guide for trans employees, their employers, and colleagues

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Queensland Human Rights Commission, 2019 This information is for trans and gender diverse employees, their employers, managers and colleagues who are seeking guidance on issues associated with transitioning at work. The guidelines suggest ways to: work together the achieve a successful transition in the workplace; address pre-employment issues; and provide ongoing support to trans employees. Why...

Trans health and the risks of inappropriate curiosity

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BMJ, September 9, 2019 Care providers need to be aware of the damage of inappropriate curiosity when working with people who are transgender, say Adam Shepherd, Benjamin Hanckel, and Andy Guise. Encountering inappropriate curiosity is a common experience among people who identify as LGBT. This kind of behaviour shouldn’t happen in a healthcare facility, yet recent reports from Stonewall and...

STIs among transgender men and women attending Australian sexual health clinics

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Med J Aust. 2019 Aug 29. doi: 10.5694/mja2.50322. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract Objectives To estimate rates of HIV infection, chlamydia, gonorrhoea, and infectious syphilis in transgender men and women in Australia; to compare these rates with those for cisgender people. Design Cross‐sectional, comparative analysis of de‐identified health data. Setting, participants We analysed data for 1260...

Transgender Visibility Matters in the Workplace (SHINE SA media release)

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SHINE SA, 27th March 2019 SHINE SA Media Release International Transgender Day of Visibility on 31 March is a day we acknowledge each year to celebrate transgender and gender diverse people around the globe, their courage and accomplishments. The term ‘transgender’ refers to a person whose gender identity or expression is different from their assigned sex. Trans people experience significant...

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