Transgender kids win access to treatment

Landmark case overturns existing law 

A law preventing transgender children from seeking medical treatment to change their sex has been overturned. 

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The Family Court handed down its landmark decision on Thursday, giving teenagers with gender dysphoria more control over their destiny.

The decision empowers under 18-year-olds to access stage-two treatment (oestrogen or testosterone treatment) without court authorisation.

A full bench of five of the Family Court’s appeal judges sat on the matter, known as 'Re Kelvin'.

The case was brought by the ­father of a 16-year-old, given