The Royal Children’s Hospital is committed to fairness, inclusion, respect and the celebration of diversity.
We are proud to deliver a Gender Service recognised as one of the world’s best, and even prouder of the young people and their families who declare their identity and seek our support.
Competitive sport is defined by physical and psychological advantage. Tall people have an advantage in basketball, just as short figure skaters become champions due to their lower centre of gravity. Size 17 feet can help you win a swimming world championship.
These physical advantages don’t prompt calls for bans but sadly gender identity is used to exclude already disadvantaged members of our community.
Trans people suffer enormous adversity and disadvantage, and exclusionary decisions only add to this. Inclusive societies support everyone, and we encourage all organisations to build towards an equitable inclusive society – not an exclusionary one.