Checklist for initiating gender-affirming hormone treatment

This checklist for initiating gender-affirming hormone treatment aligns with New Zealand and international best practice. Checklist General medical intake (medical history, family history, etc). Discuss the patient’s gender (sometimes referred to as “gender identity”). Discuss gender-affirming healthcare goals. Discuss expected outcomes of hormone therapy. Baseline blood work. Blood pressure, cardiovascular, and respiratory exams. Review of … Continue reading Checklist for initiating gender-affirming hormone treatment

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

WPATH SoC 8 open for comment

World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) has released it’s Standards of Care version 8, which is now open for comment until December 16th 2021. It’s expected to be completed in 2022 and released mid next year. At a glance, it appears to be a major improvement on the previous version. You can click through … Continue reading WPATH SoC 8 open for comment

2020-2021 Annual Report

Check out some key activities we did in 2020 below, or see our 2020 Annual Report for all the juicy details. Our Core priority areas for 2020 1. Wrap around support.2. Healthcare.3. Housing.4. Identity Documents.5. Connectedness. Despite the global pandemic, we had a very successful year across all five of these areas. Continue reading 2020-2021 Annual Report