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Massive petition calling for transgender healthcare presented to parliament

Massive petition calling for transgender healthcare presented to parliament

Greens leader Adam Bandt has tabled a massive petition to parliament calling for gender affirming heath care to be covered by Medicare. The petition contained over 140,000 signatures one of the biggest responses ever to a petition created through the parliament’s own website. “Trans and gender-diverse people deserve to feel affirmed for their gender expression. […]

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Petition calling for gender affirming surgery to be covered by Medicare gets massive support

A petition on the Australian parliament website, calling for gender affirming surgery to be covered by Medicare, has received a massive amount of support. The petition, which is open to signatures until 27 October, has received over 130,000 signatures since it was posted. It calls on Australia’s parliamentarians to take action. “Transgender people and other […]

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Study shows people who surgically transition need less mental health help

Study shows people who surgically transition need less mental health help

On August 1 2020 The American Journal of Psychiatry published a correction to the research highlighted in this article. Following it’s initial publication the journal received many letters questioning the statistical methodology of the study and after reviewing their work the researchers found that; “the results demonstrated no advantage of surgery in relation to subsequent mood […]

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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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