Woman disputes gender advice

TheAustralian.news.com.au – Julie-Anne Davies – Article from: The Australian

A Victorian woman who had sex-change treatment including having her breasts surgically removed is fighting to have the psychiatrist who, she claims, wrongly diagnosed her as a transsexual, censured by the state’s medical board.

The 42-year-old woman, now a mother of three, alleges that when she was in her early 20s, Gertrude Kennedy, from Australia’s only specialist gender dysphoria clinic at Monash Medical Centre, failed to recommend psychotherapy as a treatment option and instead referred her for a double mastectomy in the early 1990s. She was also given hormone treatment.