Life saving gender affirming healthcare is once again under attack, with the South Australian Parliament set to vote on a nation-first inquiry into gender affirming care tomorrow.
The inquiry proposed by Independent MLC Frank Pangallo serves to politicise the safe, high-quality and evidence-based care currently provided by health and medical experts.
If passed, the inquiry will provide a platform to amplify dangerous and false narratives regarding the impacts of gender affirming care.
Decisions about gender affirming care are deeply personal and must be made by the patients and expert health professionals, not by public and political debate.
Trans and gender diverse young people experience significantly higher rates of suicidality and politicising their care only serves to cause further harm to an already vulnerable group.
We’ve already met with the Hon Frank Pangallo MLC, spoken with media, and released a joint statement with health professionals, human rights experts and parents to call out the dangers of this inquiry.