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Clayton & guest co-host Jo Hirst interview Associate Professor Michelle Telfer.

An in depth interview as they discuss the recently published Australian Standards of Treatment and Care for Trans Children and Adolescents.

They also discuss the role and support services offered at the The Royal Children’s Hospital Gender Service.

As Director of the RCH Gender Service, Michelle has been instrumental in its development and expansion since 2012. She is a strong advocate for legal change and improved access to medical and mental health care for transgender and gender diverse children and adolescents in Australia.

Michelle has helped redefine standards of care, lobbied for legal change, and worked tirelessly to improve the access to medical and mental health care for transgender and gender diverse children and their families.

In 2017 Michelle Telfer also won the ‘Straight Ally of the Year’ Award at the GLOBE Community Awards for her work in supporting the LGBTI community.

The Australian Standards of Care and Treatment Guidelines (ASOCTG) aim to maximise quality care provision to trans and gender diverse children and adolescents across Australia, whilst recognising the unique circumstances of providing such care to this population.

Need more info?

The Australian Standards of Care and Treatment Guidelines (ASOCTG)

The Lancet Journal

The Royal Children’s Hospital Gender Service

Parent support groups:

Australia PGDC 

USA PFLAG

UK Mermaids

Jo Hirst is a former Primary School teacher who wrote Australia’s first picture book for transgender children, The Gender Fairy & A House For Everyone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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