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Norwegians can now legally change gender with a mouse click

In this photo taken on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, 10 year-old Anna Thulin poses for a photo in her bedroom in Haugesund, Norway. Anna was born a boy but never felt like one. Soon, she is likely to receive a letter confirming that she is legally a girl. Norway recently became the fifth country in the world to allow adults to legally change genders without a doctor’s agreement or intervention. Argentina, Ireland and Denmark have similar laws. But only Malta and Norway have extended the liberalized rules to children. (David Keyton/Associated Press) By Mark Lewis | AP Europe September 27 HAUGESUND,...

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"My Journey" – Belfast woman tells of her transition from male to female

September 26, 2016 Jess Copeland transitioning from male to female By Brónach Ní Thuama A BELFAST woman has spoken of making the brave decision to transition from male to female and the support she has received from her family. Jessica had always felt that she was female and remembers when being very young she went to bed every night wishing that when she woke up the following morning that she would be a different sex. In an interview, Jessica says she is speaking about her experiences now as she wants to help other people who may find themselves in...

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Channel 4 announces details of Children’s Mental Health Series Tavistock

26 Sep 2016 Channel 4 today reveals further details of its groundbreaking series Tavistock (w/t), which will explore the treatment of complex issues in the nation’s children and young people through exclusive access to one of England’s leading mental health trusts. The three part series, made by the award-winning Century Films, will air later this year and will examine the work of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust by focusing on three areas of their extensive work. The Tavistock’s Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) is the only NHS-funded service in the UK for children. The first film explores...

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Transgender soldier becomes first female to fight on front line for British Army

  By Sophie Evans Guardsman Chloe Allen, who joined the force four years ago as a man called Ben, says she is honoured to be able to ‘make history’ Chloe Allen has become the first woman to be able to fight on the frontline A 24-year-old transgender soldier who was born a boy has become the first female to serve on the frontline for the British Army. Guardsman Chloe Allen, who joined the force four years ago as a man called Ben, says she is honoured to be able to ‘make history’. The young woman, from Cumbria, was reportedly...

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