Information & Resource's

What's in this Section

  • Guides & Information for  Transgendered people
  • Gender Definitions
  • Changing you Name in New Zealand
  • The policy for changing sex / gender identity details on a NZ passport
  • NZTA changes gender identity policy for driver licences
  • Guidelines For Treatment Of Prisoners With Gender Issues.
  • Treatment of Transgendered Persons in Prisons.

In January 2008 the Human Rights Commission published To Be Who I Am/Kia noho au ki toku ano ao, the report of the Transgender Inquiry. The focus is now on implementing the Inquiry’s recommendations and other suggested actions. This requires work by the Human Rights Commission, government agencies, trans people and the wider community.

Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender
Nonconforming People.
WPATH recognises that many trans people live comfortable lives without having to seek therapy or medical interventions. Its clinical guidelines are about meeting the health care needs of those trans people who do seek medical support because their gender identity does not match the sex they were assigned at birth.

Gender Reassignment Health Services for Trans People Within New Zealand
This document is written for health professionals but is also a valuable resource for trans people.

It provides: guidance for the assessment and principles of care for trans people, information about current best practice for hormone therapy treatment information about access to and availability of surgery.

There is a section that addresses the specific needs of children and young people.

Transgender people at work The findings from the Human Rights Commission Inquiry into Discrimination Experienced by Transgender People in 2008, confirmed that trans people face significant discrimination in day to day life. 
This guide is designed to provide information about legal and employment rights, as well as different workplace issues that trans people may encounter in their working lives and best practice advice for employers of trans employees who are transitioning or intending to transition.

Trans People facts & information
This resource provides information to support whakawähine, tangata ira tane, fa’afafine, fakaleiti, akava’ine, trans, gender queer and other gender diverse and gender questioning people.
The umbrella term ‘trans’ has been used in this resource to describe this very wide range of people. It may not be the term individuals use to describe their gender identity