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New medical guidelines for transgender youth

They may constitute only approximately 1.2 per cent of the population, but until recently, transgender individuals have been excluded from society. In a 2015 speech, former Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson said that of LGBTQI people, "...the lingering and most extensive discrimination is faced by transgender Australians". Only a year and a half ago, South Australia became the first state to remove the surgery requirement for a change of sex on birth certificates, while Queensland made this change just last week.

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