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When being a boy is everything: understanding Re Alex

Gurney, Karen 2005, When being a boy is everything: understanding Re Alex, Law Institute journal, vol. 79, no. 3, pp. 42-47.

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Title When being a boy is everything: understanding Re Alex
Author(s) Gurney, Karen
Journal name Law Institute journal
Volume number 79
Issue number 3
Start page 42
End page 47
Publisher Law Institute of Victoria
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2005
ISSN 0023-9267
Summary The decision of the Family Court of Australia in the matter of Re Alex1demonstrated yet again that there's nothing .like a bit of under-age sex to raise the armchair experts from their usual near-supine positions. The  opinions of commentators like Bill Muehlenberg,2 John Flemming3 and Babette Francis4 and even, unfortunately, the July 2004 "According to Merit" article5 have been unlikely to advance the profession's understanding of the complex issues faced by people experiencing transsexualism. The factors that should be considered in determining a person's sex for the purpose of the law in Australia are now well-settled, yet controversies over diagnoses, access to treatment and consequent legal status continue almost unabated as Alex's case has so aptly demonstrated.
Language eng
Field of Research 180113 Family Law
Socio Economic Objective 970118 Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2005, Law Institute of Victoria
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30002934

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Law
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