Everyone agrees transgender children require more science

Ken C Pang, Carmen C Pace, Michelle A Tollit and Michelle M Telfer
Med J Aust 2019; 211 (3): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50237
Published online: 5 August 2019

To the Editor: Writing recently in The Lancet, Byng and colleagues1 argue that our clinical guidelines on care of transgender children that appeared in the MJA2 use imprecise language, do not consider long term effects, and lack robust evidence. Several points the authors raise are valid and indeed align with what we and others have written about the state of evidence and need for high quality research in the field.3,4 However, it is important to provide additional clarification.

  • Ken C Pang1,2
  • Carmen C Pace1,2
  • Michelle A Tollit1,2
  • Michelle M Telfer2

  • 1 Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2 Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, VIC


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