Gender affirming surgery in Australia: an evidence brief - LGBTIQ+ Health Australia

Gender affirming surgery in Australia: an evidence brief

Surgery is a fundamental aspect of how many trans people affirm their gender and maintain wellbeing, with access often significantly improving quality of life.

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While people who have successfully accessed surgery overwhelmingly report an improvement in their wellbeing and a reduction in dysphoria (and even increase in gender euphoria), most trans people experience significant barriers in being able to access these medical interventions.

ACON have prepared an evidence brief, co-signed by AusPATH and LGBTIQ+ Health Australia which states that all trans people in Australia should have full and free access to medical gender affirmation, including surgical interventions.

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