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Checklist for initiating gender-affirming hormone treatment

This checklist for initiating gender-affirming hormone treatment aligns with New Zealand and international best practice. Checklist Further support You may wish to discuss further supports, as appropriate, if desired by your patient. However, this is not required to initiate treatment. You can find both clinical and plain language guides to hormone therapy on our website … Continue reading Checklist for initiating gender-affirming hormone treatment

Budget 2022: new developments in transgender health

The government recently announced their latest budget, which includes funding initiatives to improve services for transgender patients.  Transgender healthcare The government has allocated $2.18 million over four years, to improve primary healthcare services for transgender patients. Primary healthcare refers to a broad range of health services provided in communities, such as your regular doctor (General … Continue reading Budget 2022: new developments in transgender health

Free webinar for primary health providers – informed consent

One of our main focuses in 2022 is advocating for informed consent in gender affirming healthcare. Informed consent is a legal right in all areas of New Zealand healthcare. However, there is a long history of access to transgender healthcare being dependent on diagnoses and psychological assessments.  Gender Minorities Aotearoa will be delivering a free … Continue reading Free webinar for primary health providers – informed consent

Wellington, Wairarapa, and Hutt Valley DHB online hui and survey

Wellington, Wairarapa, and Hutt Valley DHBs’ Sex and Gender Diverse Health Outcomes Working Group (SGDWG) is holding a community update hui, and separate but connected a survey about accessing gender affirming healthcare in these regions. Annual community update hui The SGDWG is run by the Capital and Coast, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa DHBs. It is … Continue reading Wellington, Wairarapa, and Hutt Valley DHB online hui and survey

The BDMRR for self ID on birth certificates has passed

After several years of campaigning to pass the BDMRR, we’re finally here. The Bill has passed unanimously, which will allow a simple statutory declaration process for updating the sex marker on a birth certificate. The Bill has many different elements, some of which we are very happy with the results of and some which will … Continue reading The BDMRR for self ID on birth certificates has passed