One of our main focuses in 2022 is advocating for informed consent in gender affirming healthcare. Informed consent is a legal right in all areas of New Zealand healthcare. However, there is a long history of access to transgender healthcare being dependent on diagnoses and psychological assessments.
Gender Minorities Aotearoa will be delivering a free webinar as part of a series on gender-affirming healthcare for primary healthcare providers, 9th of June 2022.
Our presentation will discuss how to use an informed consent model for prescribing hormones and making surgical referrals, and the ways that the informed consent model is different from diagnostic or “gatekeeping” models.
While the webinar is for healthcare providers, anyone can attend if they are interested in learning more about informed consent in gender affirming healthcare.
This webinar is funded by the Rainbow Wellbeing Legacy Fund, through Rule Foundation, and will be hosted by Te Ngākau Kahukura. The other webinars in this series will be from PATHA (Professional Association for Transgender Health Aotearoa) and the Counting Ourselves research team.
Click the link below to find out more and register to attend.