Gender-affirming healthcare in Capital Coast and Hutt Valley

Gender-affirming healthcare in Capital Coast and Hutt Valley

We have worked extensively with the Capital Coast and Hutt Valley regional health services (formerly DHBs) to publish accurate and up to date information on what services they provide, and what the process currently is.

You can find information on:

See the link below to access their main gender-affirming services page.

Database overhaul

Database overhaul

We’re currently overhauling our gender-affirming healthcare provider database, so please bear with us as work on it!

We’re changing from a system where patients recommend their providers, to one where providers register themselves. This means we can ask which services they provide, what kind of transgender competency training they have had, and other things which will help patients to make an informed choice.

As we develop the new system, it might look a bit untidy, but all of the information you see will be up to date. The only providers you will see are those who have registered with our new system – that means the database is about ten times smaller. But rest assured, we are contacting everyone who was on the old database and asking them to register, and we’re confident that it will be better than ever going forward.

If you are a healthcare provider, please register your practice here.

If you are a patient, you can still recommend your provider here, and we will contact them to ask them to register.

You can check at the new database here.

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Upcoming course on relationships and sex for transgender adults

Upcoming course on relationships and sex for transgender adults

In November 2022, we will be launching a free online course on relationships and sex for transgender adults.

Whats in the course

The course will cover foundational knowledge, our relationships with ourselves and our bodies, communication, relationships, safer sex, and better sex.

It has around 12 hours of content, including videos, workbooks, and articles. It includes collaborations with Intersex Aotearoa, Adult Toy Megastore, NZPC Aotearoa – New Zealand sex workers’ collective, Dr Jen Hayward, and Burnett Foundation Aotearoa.

The course is generously funded by Te Puna Aonui – diverse community initiatives fund for sexual violence prevention.

Keep up to date

If you would like to receive updates on the course, you can follow our blog using the ‘subscribe’ box in the main menu. You can also see our online courses by clicking the button below.

Draft preview

Today we’re sharing with you a draft of one of our videos – Solving Relationship Issues.

Voice actors

The voice files in this video are temporary – we’re looking for transgender voice actors in Aotearoa.

All of our scripts are single voice and non-sync. We’re looking for one voice actor per character, with a total of 30 characters of varying ages and genders, and scrips ranging from 29 words to around 1,000 words. The average file length is 50 words.

We’re looking for a professional job with a quick turn around. Scripts will be sent to our voice actors on September 26th, and we will need the completed files in WAV or MP3 format by October 3rd (1 week).

If you’re interested in applying, please send us your portfolio and prices by September 22nd, to

Sexual Violence and Family Violence Support Survey

Sexual Violence and Family Violence Support Survey

We are carrying out an assessment of sexual violence and family violence support services across the country to see how ready they are to work with transgender and intersex people. Please help us complete this important piece of work by filling out our survey.

Who this survey is for

If you are a member of an organisation that provides sexual violence and family violence services, the first survey is for you.

If you work for a rainbow organisation which may handle these types of disclosures, the second survey is for you.

Help us identify what current knowledge and capabilities are available for transgender, takatāpui and intersex communities, and how you could be better supported in your work.

If you are transgender or intersex, and have ever wanted to get support, tried to get support, or received services from any organisation in relation to sexual violence, partner violence, or family violence, the third survey is for you.

Support while answering the survey

The questions are about what kind of support is available and what kind of support you provide or have tried to access, not about violence that you have experienced. However, we understand that the survey may lead you to think about traumatic or distressing experiences. If you feel distressed or need trauma support while answering this survey, there are contact details for support agencies on the TOAH-NNEST website below.

Who this survey is by

The Anti-Violence Resource Centre, or ARC, is a collaborative project between Intersex Aotearoa and Gender Minorities Aotearoa.

Gender Minorities Aotearoa is a national transgender-led organisation that provides peer support, healthcare information and a wide range of advocacy services.

Intersex Aotearoa is an intersex-led non-profit organisation that provides advocacy, education and support for those with intersex variations in Aotearoa.

Checklist for initiating gender-affirming hormone treatment

Checklist for initiating gender-affirming hormone treatment

This checklist for initiating gender-affirming hormone treatment aligns with New Zealand and international best practice.

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