Transgender healthcare in NZ

Transgender healthcare in NZ

I’m going to start a series of blog posts here, hopefully with contributors to show the extent of the problems faced for transgender people in New Zealand. It’s far from the worst place in the world to transition, but we could do so much better.

I intend to cover:

And what ever else comes my way.


Hopefully I can get enough voices to get some attention. It’s very hard to find out who makes the policies or give them feedback, so shaking the tree a bit might get us heard. My goal is to improve access to medication options so people aren’t forced to DIY to get the transition they desire.

Contributing to this series

I can’t just tell my own story - that would be boring. I would like to hear from others in the New Zealand community about the problems they’ve faced, or if they’ve opted out of the medical system and are doing DIY hormone therapy. All contributions will be held in confidence, I don’t need your real name if you don’t want to share it.

You can contact me via Mastodon (or other activitypub platforms), or, via email at transgendernz at, or via the comment form on this blog (just between you and me, it doesn’t check the name or email fields).


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