Doctor inappropriately touched trans teen

January 11, 2017

A Sydney doctor has been found to have inappropriately touched a young transgender patient.

A transgender teenager seeking treatment for a sore finger and dizziness was instead inappropriately touched by a doctor on the genitals, a tribunal has found.

The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal ruled on Wednesday that Dr Saeid Saedlounia acted unprofessionally towards a 17-year-old patient at Rouse Hill Town Medical Centre in Sydney's northwest in 2014.

The patient, who is biologically female but identifies as male, made a statement to police describing how he felt "really scared and frightened" as Dr Saedlounia touched his genitals without gloves.

Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800 (for young people aged 5 to 25).

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