Transsexuals must wait for gender ruling – Amanda Banks, Legal Affairs Editor, The West Australian

A landmark case to determine whether female-to-male transsexuals must undergo dangerous penis construction surgery that is not performed in Australia, to legally swap genders in WA was heard in the High Court yesterday.

Two female-to-male transsexuals, whose identities are suppressed, are facing a wait for a reserved decision after taking their fight to be legally recognised as men to the nation’s highest court in a test of the State’s gender re-assignment laws.