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Tasmanian Labor vote for Medicare-backed gender confirmation surgery

Tasmanian Labor vote for Medicare-backed gender confirmation surgery

Tasmania’s Labor Party have voted in support of Medicare-funded gender confirmation surgery at their state conference this week, Examiner reports. Speaking at the conference, Dana Endelmanis spoke of her lived experience as a transgender woman growing up in north western Tasmania. “Trans, intersex and non-binary Australians continue to be denied fundamental healthcare rights and continue to […]

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Gender Discrimination Removed from Medicare

Gender Discrimination Removed from Medicare

Medicare is set to remove gender discrimination policies that mean intersex/trans* patients will no longer need to discuss their gender identity before receiving treatment. Health Minister, Tanya Plibersek, explained how currently some Medicare services are only available for men and women. “Someone who has a uterus may actually identify their gender as male. Under current […]

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