Wellington, Wairarapa, and Hutt Valley DHBs’ Sex and Gender Diverse Health Outcomes Working Group (SGDWG) is holding a community update hui, and separate but connected a survey about accessing gender affirming healthcare in these regions.
Annual community update hui
The SGDWG is run by the Capital and Coast, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa DHBs. It is made up of healthcare providers, DHB administrative staff, and transgender and intersex advocates (including GMA), and it’s job is working to improve access to gender affirming healthcare in those 3 DHBs.
The SGDWG is holding it’s annual community update hui on March 30th at 2pm to update the community on any new developments, and to answer any questions. This year the hui will be held online via Zoom.
Anyone is welcome to attend the online event, in which you will also have the opportunity to directly ask questions to the panelists.
Update!! The annual community update hui has been postponed – please follow our blog (in the main menu) to get updated by email when we have a new date.
If you have any questions about the SGDWG, please direct these to the co-chairs Andrew Marshall and Mani Mitchell.
This survey is about gender affirming healthcare services in the areas covered by the SGDWG.
It should take less than 10 minutes to complete.
The answers you give will be used to help the SGDWG to prepare for the hui, and to advocate for improvements to DHB services.
Who can take the survey
Transgender people and intersex people who have accessed, tried to access, or wanted to access healthcare in the 3 DHB areas. (Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast DHB areas)
In this survey ‘transgender’ means anyone whose gender is different from the gender they were assigned at birth (e.g. trans man, non-binary person, fa’afafine).
Parents or guardians of transgender young people can also fill out the form on behalf of their dependants who are seeking access to gender affirming healthcare.
In this survey ‘intersex’ means anyone who has an intersex variation. Intersex variation, or VSC, is an umbrella term to describe people who have innate variations of sex characteristics from birth. Those with innate variations could have a range of variations in their chromosomes, hormones or internal and external physical traits.
Anonymity and contact
This survey is anonymous, so we will not ask for your name or contact details. If your answers contain information which would identify you, this will be kept confidential. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org