DHB gender-affirming healthcare services

Gloria Fraser made this Official Information request to Waitemata District Health Board

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From: Gloria Fraser

Tēnā koutou,
I am writing to request information about the gender-affirming healthcare services provided by the Waitemata District Health Board.

Could you please advise whether the following gender-affirming healthcare services are funded by the Waitemata District Health Board for transgender patients, and whether the services are currently available:

- Hormone therapy
- Mastectomy
- Hysterectomy
- Orchidectomy
- Facial hair removal
- Breast augmentation
- Voice training

Could you please provide information about the process of accessing those services that are available?

- Specifically, is an assessment by a mental health professional required in order to access gender-affirming healthcare services? If so, which services?
- In the case of hormone therapy, can primary health providers prescribe hormones, or does this have to be initially approved by an endocrinologist?
- Is any period of real life experience required to access surgery?

Finally, could you please advise what the process is if transgender patients require one of the above services, but the Waitemata District Health Board does not offer this service? Does the Waitemata District Health Board currently fund patients to travel to other areas to access this healthcare?

If any part of my request is unclear, please don't hesitate to contact me.

If any of the information that I have requested is unavailable or would be difficult to retrieve, but similar information might be readily available, I would be happy to discuss altering or refining my request.

Ngā mihi,
Gloria Fraser

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From: Anna Monastra (WDHB)
Waitemata District Health Board

Dear Gloria

Thank you for your OIA request received yesterday.

We will respond to your request within 20 working days of the date it was received, however, should we have difficulty in meeting that deadline, we will be in touch with you as to the reason why.


Anna Monastra I Senior Administration Assistant
Communications I Waitemata DHB

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From: Matthew Rogers (WDHB)
Waitemata District Health Board

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Dear Gloria


Please see the attached Waitemata DHB response to your recent request
under the Official Information Act.


Kind regards



Matt Rogers I Director - Communications I Waitemata DHB

Level 2, 15 Shea Terrace, Private Bag 93-503, North Shore 0740
p: 09 486 8920 ext 48912  I ddi: 09 440 6912 I m: 021 228 9432      



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