Is biological sex relevant to health promotion?

C Montague made this Official Information request to Health Promotion Agency

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From: C Montague

Dear Health Promotion Agency,

I noticed on your website alcohol.org.nz you have a quiz that asks people whether they are male or female in order to assess whether their drinking habits are risky.

I was wondering why your agency makes a distinction between male and female, in this case and in many other health promotion campaigns. Could you please refer me to any evidence your agency holds that suggests male people are in any way different to female people?

How does your agency define 'male' and 'female'?

Is there any evidence of medical or biological differences between male people and female people that your office is aware of?

May I please see copies of any correspondence from 1 January 2018 which refer to 'sex self-declaration', the Births Deaths and Marriages Act/Bill, and or 'self-identification' of biological sex impacting the Health Promotion Agency's work.

In particular, may I please see any correspondence between District Health Boards and the Health Promotion Agency that address any of these topics.

Yours sincerely,

C Montague

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From: Enquiries
Health Promotion Agency

Dear C Montague

I am acknowledging receipt of your OIA request for information relating to biological sex. This request was received by us on 10 June 2019.

Your request has been logged, we will respond to your request within 20 working days. You should receive a response on or before 8 July 2019.

Regards

Oriana Chin
Operations and Policy, Research and Advice Team
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Health Promotion Agency | Te Hiringa Hauora
Level 16 | 101 The Terrace | Wellington 6011
Level 16 | 101 The Terrace | Te Whanganui-a-Tara 6011
PO Box 2142 | Wellington 6140| New Zealand
Pouaka Poutāpeta 2142 | Te Whanganui-a-Tara 6140 | Aotearoa
DDI: (04) 917 0703 T 04 917 0060
www.hpa.org.nz

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Dear C Montague

 

Please see attached a response from the Health Promotion Agency to your
request under the Official Information Act.

 

Regards

Cath

 

Cath Edmondson | General Manager Policy, Research and Advice

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Health Promotion Agency | Te Hiringa Hauora

Level 16 | 101 The Terrace | Wellington 6011

PO Box 2142 | Wellington 6140 | New Zealand

Pouaka Poutāpeta 2142 | Te Whanganui-a-Tara 6140 | Aotearoa

DDI 04 917 0244 M 021 989 299

T 04 917 0060 [1]www.hpa.org.nz

 

[2]https://thehub.hpa.org.nz/ckeditor_asset...

 

 

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