poetics, time, body disruption and marginally queer solutions

Friday, April 16, 2004

Beyer hails Australian decision on sex change for teen
MASTERTON - Wairarapa's transsexual MP Georgina Beyer has hailed a landmark decision by an Australian family court to allow a 13-year-old girl to become a boy as "remarkable and brave".

Ms Beyer said although the girl was very young she presumed the judge had fully taken into account all the professional and medical advice available to him in making his decision.

Normally sex change candidates would have gone through puberty before any major decisions were made.

Ms Beyer said this could account for the judge delaying permission for the girl, known as Alex, undergoing reversible hormone treatment until she is 16, and surgery when she is 18.


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