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Today is Tuesday, January 17, 2006


Age Limit On Transgender Treatment Could Endanger Young Patients, Says Lecturer

by JAMES GARDINER, The New Zealand Herald

Young people refused hormone treatment on the grounds they are too young could be placed at severe risk of harming themselves or suicide, according to a Massey University health sciences lecturer.

Dr Suzanne Phibbs was commenting on a report this week that a Hutt Valley boy was given hormone treatment for four years from the age of 14 to become a girl and now plans to undergo surgery.

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