Gender Diversity Service

Who we are

The Gender Diversity Service (GDS) is a specialist outpatient service for the assessment and care of children and adolescents experiencing gender diversity issues.

Conditions we manage

Any child or young person up to the age of 18, who lives in Western Australia, can be referred to the GDS for consultation about concerns regarding their gender identity, gender non-conforming behaviour or gender dysphoria. Gender dysphoria refers to the distress that a person may experience when their gender identity does not align with the sex assigned to them at birth.

Services we provide

The GDS team is a multidisciplinary group of professionals including a clinical nurse specialist, consultant psychiatrist, clinical psychologist, consultant endocrinologist, consultant gynaecologist, research assistant and speech therapist. The GDS provides support to children and young people, and their families, seeking:
  • Information about gender identity in childhood and adolescence
  • Guidance and support
  • Consultation and assessment
  • Assessment and approval for medical intervention for the gender-affirming treatment of teenagers, where appropriate.

Referrals

A referral to the GDS is provided by a general practitioner (GP), paediatrician, psychologist or other health professional.

Referral forms (PDF 122 KB) can be faxed to the GDS at 9340 8398 or sent by post. The service also accepts referrals by letter from the treating health professional, by fax or post.

Location

Gender Diversity Service outpatient clinics are located in Clinic K on Level 2, most easily accessed by the Pink lifts.

View the PCH map for more information.

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Contact us

Phone: 6456 2222 (PCH switchboard)