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Study on safety of gender diverse students could be useful for schools

YOUTH-serving Catholic entities that work with children and young people could benefit from a recent study into the climate safety perceptions of gender diverse students, child protection researchers have said. Douglas Russell and Professor Darryl Higgins from ACU’s Institute of Child Protection Studies contributed to research into how safe female, male and gender diverse youth, or those who choose not ... Read More »

Priest argues against treating children with puberty blockers

Child with a shadow

CATHOLIC school authorities who become aware of children seeking to delay the onset of puberty with hormone blockers need to pursue a pastoral care strategy that was steeped in truth “not by political lobbying”, Perth bioethics director Fr Joseph Parkinson has said. Fr Parkinson regularly offers advice to parents of children with gender dysphoria and incongruence, and is critical of ... Read More »

Endocrinologist predicts ‘wave of suicides’ among children ‘blindly’ affirmed as transgender

Dr Quentin Van Meter

PAEDIATRIC endocrinologist Dr Quentin Van Meter believes the harmful sex-change experiment that led to the tragic death of an identical twin in 2004 will be repeated under the latest standards of treating people with gender dysphoria. Bruce and Brian Reimer were patients at the John Hopkins Hospital in the late 1960s, where Dr Van Meter trained as a fellow several ... Read More »

The transgender phenomenon: Three Catholic ethicists widen the debate

Transgender phenomenon

EVERYBODY in the Blackall parish could rely on Trish Elliott. A faithful Mass-goer, Trish was always there to make the altar flowers pretty or give a friendly pep talk to a stranger. Even one teenage boy called Trish his “honorary aunty” at her funeral in April 2002. Trish never had any children of her own; she was rendered infertile from ... Read More »

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