Number of Trans People in NZ

The Youth ’12 survey of 8,500 secondary school students in NZ showed 1.2% identified themselves as transgender.

With a population of 4.693 million, 1.2% = 56,316 trans people in NZ. A further 2.5% reported being unsure of their gender.

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Is New Zealand’s Healthcare System Prejudiced Against Trans people?

Aotearoa’s healthcare system was created with cisgender people’s interests in mind, who are the majority of the population.
Transgender (trans) people experience enormous barriers to healthcare, including constant challenge and denial of their identity, of who they are and what they need. (Human Rights Commission., 2012). An essay on trans healthcare and the medical system Continue reading Is New Zealand’s Healthcare System Prejudiced Against Trans people?