08 May 2019
Email: [email address] Re: Official Information Act
Dear Ms Fraser
I am responding on behalf of Hauora Tairāwhiti (Tairāwhiti DHB) to your OIA Request of 12 April
regarding Gender-affirming healthcare availability. Our response to your request:
How many transgender people received each of the following services, specifically for gender-affirming
healthcare purposes, within the 2018 calendar year?
Puberty blockers - 0
Hormone therapy - 18
Mastectomy – 0
Hysterectomy – 0
Orchidectomy – 2
Facial hair removal – service not provided here
Breast augmentation – service not provided here
Voice training – service not provided here
Facial feminization surgery – service not provided here
If you are not satisfied with this response you may contact the Office of the Ombudsmen, phone
0800 802 602.
Please note this response, or an edited version of this response, may be published on the Hauora
Tairāwhiti DHB website. Your personal/identifying information will be redacted from any
If you feel that there are good reasons why your response should not be made publicly available,
we will be happy to consider this.