1. Please advise (Y/N) whether the following gender-affirming healthcare treatments are provided by your DHB for transgender patients:
Voice therapy/vocal training
Permanent facial hair removal by electrolysis, IPL, or laser treatment
Chest binding prosthetics (binders)
Chest reconstruction (double mastectomy & contouring for transgender men)
Breast augmentation for transgender women
Fertility preservation for sperm
Fertility preservation for eggs
GnRH Puberty suppressants (puberty blockade)
Readiness assessment for hormone therapy
Hormone therapy (estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone treatment)
Hysterectomy and oophorectomy
DHB public pathway to care
Are gender-affirming healthcare services under your DHB based on the Guidelines for Gender Affirming Healthcare for Gender Diverse and Transgender Children, Young People and Adults in Aotearoa New Zealand (2018)? If not, which guidelines are they based on, if any?
Are there transgender training programmes routinely provided or promoted through your DHB? If so, which training programmes or materials are used, and which organisations provide these? If not, do you have mechanisms for providing or promoting such training, and is there a date by which you plan to provide these?