Comprehensive Health Information for Health Care Providers and Patients

Primary Health Top 10

  1. What Transgender Health Promoters Want You To Know – presentation, Gender Minorities Aotearoa (2019)
  2. A Third Opinion: transgender, takataapui, and intersex health care tips for providers – Gender Minorities Aotearoa (2016)
  3. Transgender NZ Issue 1. Hormone Replacement Therapy – Gender Minorities Aotearoa (PDF Booklet + online version) (2017)
  4. Guidelines for Gender Affirming Healthcare in Aotearoa NZ – (PDF) Jeannie Oliphant, Jaimie Veale, Joe Macdonald, Richard Carroll, Rachel Johnson, Mo Harte, Cathy Stephenson, Jemima Bullock, David Cole, Patrick Manning (2018)
  5. Healthcare for Transgender New Zealanders – Ministry of Health
  6. Understanding Gender Diversity – Health Navigator NZ (2019)
  7. Regional Health Pathways NZ – Health Navigator NZ
  8. Working with Gender Diverse Clients – Dr Jeannie Oliphant (PDF)
  9. Pharmac Seminars on Diversity: Trans 101, and Gender Diversity (Video presentations) – Dr Jeanie Oliphant, Gender Minorities Aotearoa (2017)
  10. Goodfellow Symposium 2017 – Supporting gender diversity in primary care – (video presentation) Joe Macdonald, Dr Jeanie Oliphant, Dr Fionna Bell. (2017)

Professional Associations

Professional Association for Transgender Health Aotearoa (PATHA)

Free Posters for Clinic Waiting Rooms

Binding Safely Poster – Gender Minorities Aotearoa (2017)
Transgender Diversity Posters (set of 8) – Gender Minorities Aotearoa (2018)
Nau mai haere mai rainbow feathers poster – Gender Minorities Aotearoa, RainbowYOUTH, InsideOUT, Youth Wellbeing Study, Gloria Fraser (2019)
Top Tips for Supporting Rainbow People in Mental Health Settings – Gender Minorities Aotearoa, RainbowYOUTH, InsideOUT, Youth Wellbeing Study, Gloria Fraser (2019)
Is there a way we can better support you? – Gender Minorities Aotearoa, RainbowYOUTH, InsideOUT, Youth Wellbeing Study, Gloria Fraser (2019)
Tell us about your pronouns – Gender Minorities Aotearoa, RainbowYOUTH, InsideOUT, Youth Wellbeing Study, Gloria Fraser (2019)

Hormone Replacement Therapy & Informed Consent

Transgender NZ Issue 1. Hormone Replacement Therapy (2017)

Sustanon Injections Guide – Hauora Taahine
NZ Consent form for Masculinising Hormones (PDF)
NZ Consent form for Feminising Hormones (PDF)
NZ Consent form for Blocking Male Hormones (PDF)
NZ Consent form for Blocking Female Hormones (PDF)
Which Hormones are Subsidised? – Pharmac Schedule
Progesterone Is Important for Transgender Women’s Therapy—Applying Evidence for the Benefits of Progesterone in Cis women (PDF)
Maintenance Hormone Doses – Feminising – PATHA
Maintenece Hormone Doses – Masculinising – PATHA
Pharmac Seminars on Diversity: Trans 101, and Gender Diversity (Video)
1. Trans 101 by Gender Minorities Aotearoa (Video, 13 min)
2a. Gender diversity by Dr Jeannie Oliphant Part 1 (Video, 26 min)
2b. Gender diversity by Dr Jeannie Oliphant part 2 (Video, 30 min)
Fertility information for those starting Oestrogen (PDF)
Fertility Preservation in Auckland Region – Hauora Taahine
Guidelines for Gender Affirming Healthcare in Aotearoa NZ (PDF)
Health Pathways in NZ (2018)
Northern Region Transgender Health Services
Gender Diverse and Transgender Health Pathways PDF – Auckland Regional Health Pathways
Sex and Gender Diverse People Referral Process to Endocrinology Services – Wellington, Hutt Valley, and Wairarapa (PDF)
MTF Informed Consent Form for HRT (PDF)
Consent Form For Starting Masculinising Hormone Therapy – Northern Region Transgender Health Services Northern Region Transgender Health Services
Consent Form For Starting Feminising Hormone Therapy Northern Region Transgender Health Services (PDF)
Indiana Transgender Network: Informed Consent in Trans Health Care
Stepping Forward – Informed Consent Clinics (USA) (PDF)
ICATH: Informed Consent for Access to Trans Health
Reproductive Options for Trans People (PDF)
Initiating Hormone Therapy: guidelines for Healthcare Providers Madeline B. Deutsch, University of California, San Diego (UCSF)
Weight and Health (PDF)
Informed Consent in Decision-Making in Pediatric Practice (PDF)
Cross-Sex Hormone Treatment and Psychobiological Changes in Transsexual Persons: Two-Year Follow-Up Data The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
Experts issue recommendations to provide gender-affirmation treatment for transgender individuals – Endocrine Society USA 13 Sep 2017, Endocrine Society

Additional Frameworks and Specific Recommendations

Counting Ourselves 2019 National Transgender Health Research Aotearoa New Zealand
Creating a safe and welcoming clinic environment
Health Pathways in NZ (2018)
Hauora Tāhine – Pathways to Transgender Healthcare Services
Guidelines for Gender Affirming Healthcare in Aotearoa 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
Initial Clinical Guidelines for Co-Occurring Autism Spectrum Disorder and Gender Dysphoria or Incongruence in Adolescents
Callen Lorde
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

Supporting Aotearoa’s Rainbow People; a practice guide for mental health professionals – Gloria Fraser, Gender Minorities Aotearoa, InsideOUT, and RainbowYOUTH (2019)
OutLoud_Aotearoa Report 2018 – community experiences of mental health and addictions services
All of Us – Minority Identities and Inclusion in Aotearoa New Zealand (2018)
Let’s Talk: a resource guide for parents – OUTline
Trans Pathways – The Mental Health Experiences and Care Pathways of Trans Young People (2017)
Trans Pathways Summary (PDF) Australian (2017)
Miscellaneous – A collection of resources about rainbow mental health
Initial Clinical Guidelines for Co-Occurring Autism Spectrum Disorder and Gender Dysphoria or Incongruence in Adolescents (2016) Journal article
Working Theraputically with LGBTI Clients: a practice wisdom resource (PDF)
Mental health considerations with transgender and gender nonconforming clients University of California, San Diego (UCSF)
Recommendations for Promoting the Health and Well-Being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Adolescents (PDF) Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (2013)
Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People (PDF) American Psychological Association (APA)

Genital Reconstruction Surgery (GRS) and Other Gender Affirming Surgeries

7 Tips for Parents of Intersex Children

Surgeon Rita Yang’s presentation from the 2019 Trans Health Symposium
A guide to accessing the High Cost Treatment Pool – Gender Minorities Aotearoa
Health care for transgender New Zealanders Ministry of Health
Updates from the Gender affirming (genital) surgery service Ministry of Health, Nov 2020
Surgery MtF (PDF)
Surgery FtM (PDF)
Recommendations Regarding Access to Gender Confirming Surgeries in Ontario
Hysterectomy University of California, San Diego (UCSF)
Phalloplasty and metaoidioplasty – overview and post-operative considerations University of California, San Diego (UCSF)
Vaginoplasty procedures, complications and aftercare University of California, San Diego (UCSF)

HIV and Transgender People

Implementing comprehensive HIV/STI programmes with sex workers: practical approaches from collaborative interventions World Health Organisation (WHO)
UNAIDS Action Framework: Universal Access for MSM and Transgender People 2009, United Nation Development Programme (UNDP)
Implementing comprehensive HIV and STI programmes with Transgender people UNAIDS

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

Reproductive Options for Trans People (PDF)
Fertility information for those starting Oestrogen (PDF)
Brazen: Trans Women’s Safer Sex Guide (PDF)
Midwives Tip Sheet for Working With Trans Clients (PDF)

Other

Specialist services for management of individuals identifying as transgender in New Zealand 2016, John Delahunt & others (PDF)
Trans 101: Glossary of Trans words and how to use them Gender Minorities Aotearoa
Acknowledging Gender and Sex: 101 course for healthcare providers University of California, San Diego (UCSF)
Petition 2011/107 of Thomas Hamilton and 435 others: Report of the Health Committee (PDF) NZ House of Representatives
Transgender voice and communication – Vocal Health and Considerations University of California, San Diego (UCSF)


Non-medical Resources and Information

Non-medical resources to support patients socially are available in our main database.


Diversity, Inclusion, and Sensitivity Training Workshops for Health Care Providers

We recommend transgender led training, and intersex led training, both in terms of development and delivery.

Gender Minorities Aotearoa Seminars, presentations, and Workshops

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

We are qualified in population health, work across a number of healthcare and policy settings, and can tailor training to your needs.

Please see our workshops page here.

Other Trans Led or Intersex Led Training, Workshop, Seminar, & Consultation providers

Intersex Awareness New Zealand