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A copy of the presentations shown on the day.

A recording of the pre symposium event on Friday 3rd May is available here:

University of Waikato Research

Dr Jaimie Veale and Jack Byrne

Counting Ourselves:


Dr Tāwhanga Nopera and Dr Alison Green

Honour Project Aotearoa

Ngā Manukura: Māori and Pasifika Community-Led Health

Ahi Wi-Hongi

Te Pae Mahutonga: Community Led Co-Design in Population Health Planning:


Phylesha Brown-Acton

F’INE: A Pacific Model for Community Services

Providing Gender-Affirming Care

Dr Jeannie Oliphant and Joey Macdonald

Guidelines for Gender Affirming Healthcare for Gender Diverse and Transgender Children, Young People and Adults in Aotearoa New Zealand:


Gender-Affirming Care Pathways in Aotearoa

Presentations and panel discussion facilitated by Dr Rachel Johnson and Dr Jeannie Oliphant, including speakers from the following DHBs: Auckland/Waitemata/Counties Manukau, Waikato, Lakes, Hawke’s Bay, Mid Central, Capital and Coast/Hutt Valley/Wairarapa, Nelson Marlborough, and Canterbury:


Invited Speaker: Dr Rita Yang

Gender-Affirming Surgeries in Aotearoa New Zealand:



Cassie Withey-Rila, Trans Wretchedness Theory:

Hannah Rossiter, The Not-Named Clan:

Emma Reynolds, Exploration of Issues for Trans Individuals Seeking Gender Affirming Care:

Trans Pregnancy

Invited International Speaker: Dr Ruth Pearce

Making Trans Pregnancy Possible:


Scout Barbour-Evans

Birthing and Parenting: A Trans-affirmative Experience Whilst Engaging with a Public Health System in Aotearoa:

Children and Youth

Dr Rachel Johnson

Supporting Gender Diverse and Transgender Children, Young People and Families


Chantelle Callagher

Accessing Healthcare for Trans and Gender Diverse Children: Parents’ Perspectives:

Mental Health

Gloria Fraser

Accessing Gender-Affirming Healthcare in Aotearoa: Results from a Community-Based Mixed Methods Study:


Mani B Mitchell, Anny da Silva Frietas and Tommy Hamilton

“The Bits In-between”: Counselling and the SOGISC Communities in Aotearoa – Collaborative and Reflective Practices:


Dr Keri Lawson-Te Aho

Deconstructing Taken for Granted Assumptions about Trans Health Kaupapa: Educating for Change

Healthcare Access

Sophie Aitchison

Willis St Psychotherapy


Alex Ker

Exploring Experiences of the Gender-Affirmative Healthcare Pilot Clinic:


Jen Desrosiers

Enhancing Healthcare Provider Knowledge, Comfort and Perceptions about Sexual and Gender Diversity:


Tycho Vandenburg

“It’s Like They’ve Just Gone and Forgotten About Us”: The Health and Wellbeing of Trans and Gender Diverse Homeless People in Aotearoa New Zealand:
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