Ethical Concerns Related to Treating Gender Nonconformity in Childhood and Adolescence: Lessons from the Family Court of Australia

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Hazel Glenn Beh

University of Hawaii

Milton Diamond

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Date Written: 2005

Abstract

Examines the decision of an Australian family court on gender identity disorder (GID) in children and adolescents. Real-life difficulties of young GID sufferers; Decision of the U.S. concerning the legal rights of transgendered individuals; Recommendation of less judicial involvement in deciding whether and how to treat minors with GID.

Keywords: GENDER identity disorders, GID, Transgender, Children, Adolescence, Medical Treatment

Suggested Citation

Beh, Hazel Glenn and Diamond, Milton, Ethical Concerns Related to Treating Gender Nonconformity in Childhood and Adolescence: Lessons from the Family Court of Australia (2005). Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1341381

Hazel Glenn Beh (Contact Author)

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Milton Diamond

University of Hawaii at Manoa ( email )

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