Northern Region Transgender Health Service Update

“Wherever you live in Auckland, you can now access gender affirming health care through several different health clinics, all of which accept self-referrals. If you are a health provider you can also refer someone to these services or seek more support for providing transition related care (information on healthpoint link below).”

 Northern Region Transgender Health Services (NRTHS) is the collective name for a number of secondary services that provide gender affirming health care for transgender and gender diverse people.

Across the Auckland Region, the two main service providers are Centre for Youth Health for young people and adolescents, and Auckland Regional Sexual Health Service for adults. These two services have multiple clinics across Auckland. They provide support around exploration of gender identity and social transition, family/whānau support, puberty blockers, hormone therapy and referral for other gender affirming health care.

The teams recognise that you are the expert around your own gender identity, whether you’re a binary trans person, non-binary, transsexual, agender, whakawahine, tangata ira tane, fa’afafine, fakaleiti, akava’ine, genderqueer or however else you might like to describe yourself. When you come to NRTHS clinicians will work with you to establish your transition related health goals and provide support around an individualised health plan that may include accessing other specialist services such as: fertility, voice therapy, endocrinology, gynaecology, urology, mental health, general and plastic surgical services* as needed.

 

For more information check out their Healthpoint site:  https://www.healthpoint.co.nz/public/sexual-health/northern-region-transgender-health-services/

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