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What makes a real man? Gender norms and Western Australia v. AH [2010] WASCA 172

Townsend, Ruth; Klar, Danielle; Faunce, Thomas


In Western Australia v AH [2010] WASCA 172 the Western Australian Court of Appeal denied two female-to-male applicants for gender reassignment certificates the right to be legally recognised as men. In so doing, an opportunity was lost for Australia to be one of the first jurisdictions in the world to legally provide a reassignment of gender without requiring permanent sterilising surgery. This column examines not only the legal issues considered in the case but the broader ethical and human...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Law and Medicine
Access Rights: Open Access


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