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Parliament to discuss trans/intersex health

Sat 28 Mar 2015 In: New Zealand Daily News View at NDHA

Green MP Jan Logie with the petition A petition calling for improved health services for trans and intersex people will be discussed in Parliament next week. Auckland trans and intersex advocate Tom Hamilton organised the petition with Green Party MP Kevin Hague's sponsorship and the support of fellow Green MP Jan Logie. Hamilton says the aim of the petition is to ask for “improved visibility and recognition of our communities need and inclusion in the system”. Logie says it is to be discussed in Parliament next week and she and Hague will do what they can to help. It come as a Southland Times article shares the story of Nate Taylor, who received a letter from the Southern District Health Board saying it could not help him find a psychiatrist for a gender dysphoria assessment, which is required for an endocrinologist to prescribe hormone therapy. He is to see a psychiatrist in Christchurch instead. Read more here, and watch a video about Taylor's journey so far below                

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Saturday, 28th March 2015 - 5:59pm

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