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Susan:
Australian court allows gender change drugs for teen
25.07.05  
 
SYDNEY - A 13-year-old who believes she is a girl born into a boy's body has won permission to undergo the first stage of gender-changing treatment, with at least four other NSW adolescents hoping to secure similar rights.

The 13-year-old was granted permission to undergo controversial puberty-blocking treatment by the NSW Family Court three weeks ago, in an application supported by family members.

The child's psychiatrist, Dr Louise Newman, said they sought the court's permission to use the hormones to delay pubertal changes because they would prove distressing and unacceptable to the child. [Read More]

Lisbeth:
Hopefully, an ultra-conservative place like Australia can get with the program and stop blocking the juvinal section of the SoC.

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