A transgender child with gender dysphoria will be able to use the first-aid kit provided by the NHS as long as the child can access it at home, the ABC has learned.
Key points:Children can use the kit if they live at home and have the gender dysphoric parent or guardian presentSource: The Gender Identity Clinic and Carers Group (GICPG) in Victoria source ABC Home Affairs title Gender identity clinic provides first aid kit to transgender children with gender conflict article A gender dysphorian child with a gender conflict can now access the first aid kits provided by his or her gender dysphorie parent or guardians.
The clinic in the state’s capital, Melbourne, has seen a surge in referrals in the past year, with parents and guardians coming in from all over the country to get the first medical treatment.
“A lot of parents are looking for the support and the information to take their child out to get first aid.
So they’re very keen on the advice of the Gender Identity Clinics and Carer Groups,” said Dr David Rafferty, chief executive of the GICPG.”
The clinic has been quite busy and we’re now providing first aid to more and more of these children.”
Dr Rafferting said parents and carers were also keen to have the first advice on how to treat a child with their gender dysphori parent or parent’s partner.
“So it is very much a community based support group for parents,” he said.
“Parents are really looking to be seen and heard.”‘
It’s been fantastic’For Dr Raffert, there is “no question” the gender identity clinic in Melbourne was the “perfect” place to start for transgender parents.
“I think there’s been a lot of excitement about the possibility of having a gender clinic that will provide the care and the support to those children who need it,” he told the ABC.
“It’s not a huge amount of money, it’s not an enormous amount of space, it isn’t a huge facility and it’s certainly not a large population.”
But for the parents and for the caregivers, it was the perfect place to go.
“If you go to a gender clinics in Victoria you’re going to be treated like a regular person.”‘
You are what you see’Gender identity clinic has seen an influx of new clients in the last yearThe gender identity clinics in the Victorian capital have seen a “significant increase” in referrals since a year ago, with a number of parents visiting the clinics.
“We have a very active and very active community,” Dr Raff said.”[Our patients] are very open and open about what their experiences are and that’s really important.”
The clinics have seen an increase in referrals over the last two years.
“You are who you see, you are what they see,” Dr Simeon said.
The clinics are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
They have a large waiting list of patients, and patients are required to wait 24 hours for an appointment.
“They are very committed to seeing their patients and providing the best care possible for them,” Dr Gail Simean said.
Dr Raff is now working with GIC to develop the first gender clinic in Australia, which will open next year.
Dr Simeas has been contacted for comment.
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