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Under 16s should be allowed irreversible transgender surgery against wishes of parents & no mandatory counselling – Australian Psychological ­Society

From theaustralian.com.au

Children under 16 should be allowed to go ahead with irreversible transgender surgery against the wishes of both parents and without mandatory counselling, the Australian Psychological ­Society says.

As recently as last year, Family Court approval was needed for this surgery, notwithstanding ­parents and doctors all agreeing it would help an under-age ­patient suffering psychological distress about “being born in the wrong body”.

In an unpublished law reform submission, the peak body representing 24,000 psychologists says opposition of both parents should not stand in the way of a child under 16 consenting to surgery, such as a double mastectomy, as long as the doctors are “competent” in assessing the child’s cap­acity to make decisions.

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https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/ignore-the-wishes-of-transgender-kids-parents-say-psychologists/news-story/d0a077b4d088bdb90d8544357f5eff3c?fbclid=IwAR3N9XuRlySQg7fO9fLDP3bGhV7AhbTZ9putGI7l89-WWdQptpQyHTcPRvY

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