Search and Surveillance Act review

Today the Rainbow Support Collective – of which we are a member – made the following submission on the Search and Surveillance Act review. This current consultation is for organisations, but there will be opportunities to make individual submissions later in the year. Rainbow Support Collective submission The Rainbow Support Collective is an alliance of … Continue reading Search and Surveillance Act review

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

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

End of year announcements

This isn’t the last you’ll hear from us this year, but we just wanted to make sure we got this info out to you in time. We’ve been so impressed with our amazing communities this year, and want to say thank you to everyone who has supported a friend, a family member, our mahi, or … Continue reading End of year announcements