Proposed Gender Incongruence of Childhood Diagnosis Survey

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This research is seeking mental health professionals (includes registered professionals and those training towards registration) who work or have recently worked in a mental health role in Australia, to take part in a brief online survey for a Curtin Masters of Counselling Psychology project.

The survey will investigate participant perceptions of the World Health Organisation's (WHO) proposed inclusion of a Gender Incongruence of Childhood (GIC) diagnosis (used for transgender children below the age of puberty), in the forthcoming International Classification of Diseases diagnostic manual – Version 11 (ICD-11).

If you decide to participate in the survey, you will be asked a few questions relating to the extent of your professional experience and your views on whether the proposed GIC diagnosis is retained or excluded for transgender children in the ICD-11. Your thoughts on an alternative approach to facilitating and recording healthcare will also be asked. The survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete and has ethics approval from Curtin HREC (approval number: RDHS-62-16).

Your contribution to this incredibly important research has the potential to impact on transgender health policy at a global level. By sharing your voice on this topic, access to gender affirming health services which support transgender children could be greatly improved and therefore make a positive difference to the health and wellbeing of these children.

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If you have any questions or would like some more information, please contact Claire Goodlet at