Law

The Family Court Must Protect Gender-Dysphoric Children

Does the Family Court of Australia have a role in childhood gender dysphoria? John Whitehall Gender dysphoria is “clinically significant distress or impairment in social, school, or other important areas of functioning” due to “a marked incongruence between one’s experienced/expressed gender and assigned gender”[1]. Formerly rare, recently there has been a phenomenal increase in the numbers of children being brought to specially created gender dysphoria clinics in children’s hospitals around Australia, associated with much publicity of transgender options in the media, the web and so-called “Safe Schools” programs. No one knows the cause for the epidemic but it has features…

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