Interesting read. I have often wondered how does a young trans person afford gender re-assignment psychology, drugs and surgery? Can the court force the Respondent father to co-pay with the Applicant Mother for medical interventions he objects to that are not fully covered by Medicare? (see below)
Many of these costs are covered by Medicare as long as you have a referral. You can check which procedures are covered by Medicare at MBS Online. However, because the surgery is usually performed privately in Australia, you can expect to pay a gap (when the doctor charges more than Medicare pays).
'Transition Regret' is understated or overstated, depending on the article you happen to land on - I wonder if the state (Medicare) also cover 'detransition' expenses...if so this might be an accurate way to gauge minimum percentage of 'Transition Regret' people...
If a child transitions and later detransitions - and the objecting parent (in this case the father) is financially disadvantaged by an order of the court, for the child's medical bills, is there an avenue for him to sue or attain compensation?
Anyone familiar with this space?!?