Rise in gender change youth

The Age Article_Telfer_2_2014

The RCH Gender Dysphoria Service has made news headlines as our referral numbers grow at an exponential rate. From 2003 to 2007 RCH received 1 new referral every second year. In 2013, we received 40 new referrals, with 60 new patients expected during 2014. Children and adolescents with Gender Dysphoria (also known as being “transgender”) … Continued

Visiting Scottish academics


The Centre for Adolescent Health was pleased to host four visiting Scottish academics from the University of West of Scotland who spent 10 days exploring a range of programs run by the Centre for Adolescent Health and the RCH, including Adolescent Medicine, the Young People’s Health Service and various programs relating to transition to adult … Continued



Adolescence is supposed to be the healthiest of times in our lives. But open any newspaper and you’re likely to find an article about the health problems of today’s youth. Whether it’s drugs or alcohol-fuelled violence, obesity, cyberbullying or sexting, you will most likely come away thinking this generation is in jeopardy. So what is … Continued

Next Steps for Adolescent Health

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Adolescents and young adults make up over a quarter of the global population. They are also considered the most pervasively neglected group in global health. Yet a quiet revolution is now bringing recognition that adolescents are central to almost every major challenge in global health. Bringing greater visibility to adolescents and their health has been … Continued