Diversity and Sensitivity Training Workshops for Health Care Providers

Depending on the provider, these may cover gender diversity, language, and sensitivity, as well as specifics of care in a particular clinical setting, or other topics. They may be free workshops or presentations, or they may have a cost associated. Check the details with your chosen provider.

Gender Minorities Aoteaora Workshops

Gender Minorities Aotearoa provides free training for health care providers who work directly with trans, takataapui, and intersex patients.

In collaboration with leading transgender sexual and reproductive health and HIV prevention specialists New Zealand Prostitutes’ Collective, we deliver a presentation and discussion based workshop packed with practical information and common scenarios.

This is designed primarily with sexual and reproductive health clinicians in mind, but is suitable for a range of health care providers and can be tailored to meet varying needs.

Currently this is limited to the Wellington region.
Please contact us for more details.

Our pamphlet ‘A Third Opinion: trans, takataapui, and intersex health care tips for clinicians’ is based on the presentation/workshop we deliver.

You can download this here:

A Third Opinion: transgender, takataapui, and intersex health care tips for providers
– 2 fold pamphlet for print PDF

A Third Opinion: transgender, takataapui, and intersex health care tips for providers
– Online and screen-reader friendly PDF

Other Training, Workshop, & Consultation providers

Intersex Awareness New Zealand

Tap In


Rainbow Youth

Resources and Information

Local, national, and international resources including research reports, guidelines, care pathways, and other useful information are available below. Non-medical resources to support patients socially are available in our main database.

Hormone Replacement Therapy & Informed Consent

Transgender NZ Issue 1. Hormone Replacement Therapy

Health Pathways in NZ

Northern Region Transgender Health Services

Gender Diverse and Transgender Health Pathways PDF – Auckland Regional HealthPathways

Health care providers in Auckland can register for Auckland Regional HealthPathways by clicking here

Sex and Gender Diverse People Referral Process to Endocrinology Services – Wellington, Hutt Valley, and Wairarapa

MTF Informed Consent Form for HRT

Consent Form For Starting Masculinising Hormone Therapy – Northern Region Transgender Health Services

Consent Form For Starting Feminising Hormone Therapy- Northern Region Transgender Health Services

Indiana Transgender Network: Informed Consent in Trans Health Care

Stepping Forward – Informed Consent Clinics (USA)

ICATH: informed consent for access to trans health

Reproductive Options for Trans People

Initiating hormone therapy: guidelines for healthcare providers

Weight and health (PDF)

Informed Consent in Decision-Making in Pediatric Practice

Cross-Sex Hormone Treatment and Psychobiological Changes in Transsexual Persons: Two-Year Follow-Up Data

Experts issue recommendations to provide gender-affirmation treatment for transgender individuals – Endocrine Society USA

Comprehensive Frameworks and Specific Recommendations

Creating a safe and welcoming clinic environment

Health Pathways in NZ

Gender Diverse and Transgender Health Pathways PDF – Auckland Regional HealthPathways

Guidelines for the Primary and Gender-Affirming Care of Transgender and Gender Nonbinary People

Blueprint for the provision of comprehensive care for trans people and trans communities in Asia and The Pacific (PDF)

World Professional Association for Transgender Healthcare (WPATH): Standards of Care (link)

Guidelines for the Primary and Gender-Affirming Care of Transgender and Gender Nonbinary People

Mental Health

Working Theraputically with LGBTI Clients: a practice wisdom resource

Mental health considerations with transgender and gender nonconforming clients

Recommendations for Promoting the Health and Well-Being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Adolescents: A Position Paper of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine

Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People

Genital Reconstruction Surgery (GRS) and Other Surgeries

A guide to accessing the High Cost Treatment Pool – Gender Minorities Aotearoa

Gender Reassignment Health Services for Trans People Within New Zealand

Info for Genital Reconstruction Surgery – Ministry of Health

Surgery MtF (PDF)

Surgery FtM (PDF)

Recommendations Regarding Access to Gender Confirming Surgeries in Ontario


Phalloplasty and metaoidioplasty – overview and postoperative considerations

Vaginoplasty procedures, complications and aftercare

HIV and Transgender People

Implementing comprehensive HIV and STI programmes with transgender people (link) (int)

Implementing comprehensive HIV/STI programmes with sex workers: practical approaches from collaborative interventions (Link) (int)

UNAIDS Action Framework: Universal Access for MSM and Transgender People 2009 (link) (int)

Sexual and Reproductive Health (not including hormones – see above)

Transgender NZ Issue 1. Hormone Replacement Therapy

Reproductive Options for Trans People

Brazen: Trans Women’s Safer Sex Guide (PDF)

Midwives Tip Sheet for Working With Trans Clients


Specialist services for management of individuals identifying as transgender in New Zealand

Trans community words, what they mean, and how to use them – Gender Minorities Aotearoa’s Glossary

Acknowledging Gender and Sex: 101 course for healthc are providers

Petition 2011/107 of Thomas Hamilton and 435 others: Report of the Health Committee

Transgender voice and communication – vocal health and considerations