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

BDMRR consultation with DIA

Come to the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) consultation on the BDMRR, to have your say on how amending birth certificates and getting legal gender recognition should work. Attend an online hui, and/or make a written submission to the DIA. Background In December 2021, parliament voted yes unanimously, to change the Births, Deaths, Marriages and … Continue reading BDMRR consultation with DIA

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

Work with us – seeking rainbow violence prevention network coordinator

Are you passionate about LGBTQIA+ communities and violence prevention? Do you have lived experience or skills that you’d like to contribute to our communities? The Rainbow Violence Prevention Network is in search of a Coordinator to support us to collectively identify and work towards strategies for violence prevention in rainbow, transgender, and intersex communities across … Continue reading Work with us – seeking rainbow violence prevention network coordinator

Our BDMRR submission

Submission on the Inquiry into Supplementary Order Paper 59 on the Births Deaths Marriage Relationships Registration Bill We support the intent of this Bill, as amended by Supplementary Order Paper 59. This SOP reflects the preferred option outlined in the Regulatory Impact Statement and its assessment of mana motuhake / Self- determination of sex.  However, … Continue reading Our BDMRR submission