Guidelines for Gender Affirming Healthcare for Gender Diverse and Transgender Children, Young People and Adults
Internationally and within New Zealand there has been a substantial increase in the demand for gender affirming healthcare over the past decade. The Youth’12 secondary school survey, estimated that approximately 1.2% of adolescents in New Zealand identify as transgender. It is likely that this level of referrals to health services will continue in the foreseeable future.
This guideline has been developed following the recognition that New Zealand’s previous good practice guide, Gender Reassignment Health Services for Trans People within New Zealand, which was based heavily on the World Professional Association of Transgender Health, Standards of Care, version 6 (WPATH SOC v6), requires updating to be in step with current practice and international guidelines.
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