Autistic Trans People

While transgender people make up about 1% of the general population, they make up at least 10% of the autistic population. Some studies suggest 13% or higher. Find out more about autistic people's experiences here.

Safe Estrogen Levels

A common question which many trans women ask, is what their estrogen levels should ideally be. They have often asked for a higher dose from their prescribing doctor, and been told no, there are too many risks, and that their current level is within the normal ranges. The maximum pmol/L cited by doctors is often 200 or 250. However, this is against best practise.

What is Transphobia?

Transphobia consists of three main parts: Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination. Any one of these parts on their own can be transphobia. Learn more here.

Where Do You Sleep at Night? Transgender Experiences of Housing Instability and Homelessness 2020

Where Do You Sleep at Night? Transgender Experiences of Housing Instability and Homelessness 2020 - GMA Housing Report [Wellington]

NZ Sex and Gender Statistical Standard Submissions

In a historic moment, Statistics NZ announced their plans to count all people in NZ, regardless of gender, in the next census.  A separate but related document, the NZ Statistical Standard for Sex and Gender, is currently under review, and Statistics NZ has called for public submissions on their proposed changes to the statistical standard, … Continue reading NZ Sex and Gender Statistical Standard Submissions

Human Rights Commission Releases PRISM Report

The report makes 31 recommendations for resolving the six disparities in human rights for people with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or sex characteristics.

Mental Health and Addictions

So important to name specifically Transgender, as well as Rainbow people as priority groups for Mental Health and Addictions, and make sure we are on the Ministerial work plans for national and regional policies. We want to see trans led organisations training DHBs on providing appropriate mental health and addictions support for trans populations, rainbow … Continue reading Mental Health and Addictions

Healthcare Presentation NZSHSC

Our presentation from the New Zealand Sexual Health Society Conference 2019

Landmark Trans Health Report Shows Widespread Disparity

Counting Ourselves transgender health research found elevated stigma, discrimination, violence against trans people.