By Thomas Duff For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 07:31 BST, 17 August 2019 | Updated: 07:44 BST, 17 August 2019
The large increase in the number of children coming out as transgender has sparked a national inquiry into the safety of treatment they are given to help them transition.
Health Minister Greg Hunt backed the inquiry by the Royal Australian College of Physicians, which will look into the treatment for gender dysphoria and are seeking advice from experts to inform their response, The Australian reported.
This comes after calls for a national standard to guarantee consistent quality care to transgender children, aged between 10 and 17, and the treatment they are given - such as puberty block drugs, cross-sex hormones and surgery to remove breasts.
Health Minister Greg Hunt has backed an inquiry by the Royal Australian College of Physicians who will look into the treatment for gender dysphoria