Inside the row over Aussie transgender treatment guidance


The moral panic over Safe Schools — replete with alarmist claims that children were given lessons on chest-binding and penis-tucking — may have subsided but providing gender-affirming treatment for transgender youth remains a hot topic.

In a letter published in the Lancet in December, primary care researcher Professor Richard Byng and his GP colleagues took aim at the Australian treatment guidelines for trans and gender-diverse children and adolescents, which had been released six months earlier.