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METeOR identifier:Help on this term645820
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 23/08/2018
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A general term for a person whose gender identity is different to their sex at birth. A trans person may take steps to live in their nominated sex with or without health intervention(s).

Collection and usage attributes

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A person’s sex may change during their lifetime as a result of surgical procedures known alternatively as sex change, gender reassignment, transsexual surgery, transgender reassignment or sexual reassignment. Throughout this process, which may be over a considerable period of time, sex could be recorded as either male or female.

Source and reference attributes

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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Australian Bureau of Statistics 2016. Standard for Sex and Gender Variables (Cat. no. 1200.0.55.012). Viewed 26 July 2016.

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Supersedes Transgender Health, Superseded 23/08/2018, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012

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