Christian lobbyists target Medical Board’s draft code of conduct

They claim it is pro-intervention for transgender patients

Christian lobbyists are claiming doctors who refuse treatment for gender dysphoria could end up sanctioned under the Medical Board of Australia’s proposed update to the Code of Conduct.

Groups opposed to gender reassignment have targeted the current consultation on the good practice code, objecting to a new section that states that doctors should not impede patient access to care based on gender identity or sexual orientation.