You can choose whether to use male, female, or gender diverse, just the same way you can choose ethnicity - with no supporting documentation. You do not need to change your birth certificate or other ID to changer your gender marker with MSD.
Health Navigator now has information for transgender patients and healthcare providers.
Department of Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin has established a working group to advise on improving the process fro updating the gender marker on one's birth certificate under the current legislation.
The Rainbow Mental Health Support Experiences Study - Summary of Findings - is out now! This fantastic research from Gloria Fraser, with co-design from Gender Minorities Aotearoa, InsideOUT, and RainbowYOUTH, is some of the best research in Aotearoa on Rainbow populations and mental health.
15% of trans people run away from home or are kicked out because of their gender. Those rejected by whaanau are twice as likely to have experienced homelessness (40%) as those who were not rejected (22%).
We're very pleased to announce that the national guidelines for trans healthcare in Aotearoa have been released, and can be found here.
We don't usually write blogs about media articles but these are quite timeless resources which we think would be great for many young people and their whanau, as well as others.
NZ Top 5 Transgender Primary Health Care Resources - Aotearoa New Zealand
Fantastic video resources - Pharmac Seminar Presentations on diversity and inclusive primary healthcare, including Trans 101 and Gender Diversity.
A beautiful book that shares some really interesting insights and perspectives, complete with stunning photography by Fiona Clark. Representing Trans is due for release on Thursday 12th October 2017.