The Sex and Gender Diverse Health Outcomes Working Group

What is the Sex and Gender Diverse Health Outcomes Working Group?

The Sex and Gender Diverse Health Outcomes Working Group is a group of people who bring their expertise in working across the healthcare sector and community organisations. We are working together to create better health outcomes for sex and gender diverse people in the Wellington region, with a focus on youth well-being.

Together, we represent CCDHB, endocrinology, mental health, youth health, student health, transgender takataapui and intersex organisations, and various other health roles in the well-being of sex and gender diverse people.

In 2017, our sixteen members are Andrew Marshall,Tom Hamilton, Kirsten Smith, Richard Carroll, Cathy Stephenson, Ahi Wi-Hongi, Arran Culver, Justin Canty, Peri Te Wao, Esko Wiltshire, Jemima Bullock, Suliana Van Ooyen, Jevon Wright, Kassie Hartendorp, Mani Mitchell, and Lauren Webster.

You can read more about the group here

Or on TranzForm’s website here

The SGDWG has compiled a short list of recommended resources, as well as working on creating better pathways to hormone therapy and other treatments.

There is also a post here which explains the new referral process for Hormone Replacement Therapy in Wellington – an informed consent model.

The SGDWG’s community contact is Kirsten Smith, manager of Evolve Youth Service. Any questions can be fed back to the group by contacting her on

Top 10 Resources for Sex and Gender Diverse People and their Whanau

  1. Gender Minorities Aotearoa – national takataapui, transgender, and intersex organisation, information database, links, support in NZ

  2. Takatāpui: Part of the Whānau

  3. TranzForm – support group for trans youth in Wellington

  4. You, Me, Us : Our People, Our Relationships, Ko Koe, Ko Au, Ko Tāua, Ko Tātou: Ā Tātou Hunga Takāpui, Ā Tātou Hononga

  5. Trans Youth Sexual Health Booklet

  6. RHO Factsheet: Reproductive Options for Trans People

  7. I Think I Might Be Transgender, Now What Do I Do?

  8. OMG I’m trans

  9. First Steps: Shared Stories from parents and caregivers of trans* and gender diverse children

  10. Gender Spectrum: Parenting and family

Tips, Frameworks, and Guidelines for Healthcare Provision

  1. For Healthcare Providers – Information & Training – Gender Minorities Aotearoa

  2. A Third Opinion: transgender, takataapui, and intersex health care tips for providers – Gender Minorities Aotearoa

  3. What we wish our GPs, Nurses and Specialists knew – TranzForm

  4. To Be Who I Am/Kia noho au ki toku ano ao – New Zealand Human Rights Commission
  5. Hormone Therapy – Brisbane Gender Clinic

  6. Guidelines for the Primary and Gender-Affirming Care of Transgender and Gender Nonbinary People – Trans Care Brittish Colombia Provincial Health Services Authority

  7. Working Therapeutically With LGBTI Clients: A Practice Wisdom Guide – National LGBTI Health Alliance

  8. Transgender Health Information Program – Vancouver Coastal Health

  9. Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People – American Psychological Association

  10.  Blueprint for the Provision of Comprehensive Care for Trans People and Trans Communities in Asia and the Pacific – Asia Pacific Transgender Network, UNDP.

  11. Protocols for the Provision of Hormone Therapy – Callen-Lorde Center

  12. Guidelines for the Primary and Gender Affirming Care of Transgender and Gender Nonbinary People – Center of Excellence for Transgender Health, UCSF.

  13. Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender-Nonconforming People – World Professional Association for Transgender Health

  14. Recommendations Regarding Access to Gender Confirming Surgeries in Ontario – Rainbow Health Ontario, Sherbourne Health Centre

  15. Medical Therapy and Health Maintenance for Transgender Men: A Guide For Health Care Providers – R.Nick  Gordon MD, Jamie Buth MD, Dean Spade Esq.

  16. Tip Sheet for Midwives Providing Care to Trans Men and All Trans-masculine Spectrum Clients – Rainbow Health Ontario

You can download this post as a PDF document with written links here.