AMA lends weight to fears on trans kids’ medicine

UPDATED The Australian Medical Association Queensland has taken a stand on the safety and ethics of transgender drugs and surgery for children, calling for a host of practitioner groups to come together and devise new national treatment guidelines.

The organisation covering more than 9600 doctors says it “strongly supports” the concerns of branch member Philip Morris, a leading psychiatrist, who has questioned the capacity of under-18s to make decisions about life-altering hormonal treatment or surgery “now shown to be not without harm”.

Source: AMA lends weight to fears on trans kids’ medicine

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