The RANZCP Steering Group for evidence-informed mental health care of children and adolescents experiencing gender dysphoria continues to meet to progress the update of Position Statement 83: Recognising and addressing the mental health needs of the LGBTIQ+ population.
The process being undertaken ensures that an extensive range of views are sought, assessed and considered. This is a complex topic and one that requires a considered and respectful approach while ensuring a rigorous process in its development.
The Steering Group is carefully examining all the evidence and intend to continue its role during 2021. At present, nominating a specific time for completion is not possible, however advice will be provided to the membership as work is progressed.
The College continues to be mindful of the sensitivities around this topic and urges considered and respectful public discussion.