Requested by: Gender Minorities Aotearoa | Response provided: 21/10/2021
Category: Gender Affirming Healthcare,Clinical
  1. 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
    • Orchidectomy/orchiectomy
    • DHB public pathway to care
  2. 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?
  3. 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?


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