To investigate models of health service delivery to transgender and gender diverse populations

Canada
Germany
Thailand
United Kingdom
USA
Health and Medicine
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I travelled to Thailand, England, Scotland, Germany, Canada and the USA to investigate models of health care for trans and gender diverse populations where people of lived experience were meaningfully engaged, consulted and employed to codesign and deliver depathologising health services.


Key recommendations:


  1. Trans and gender diverse people must be affirmed, respected and acknowleged as their gender, regardless of any social, cultural, medical, surgical or legal affirmation process.
  2. Nothing About Us, Without Us: Strengthening, supporting and prioritising for trans and gender diverse people, organisations, groups and structures.
  3. Community mobilisation and empowerment
  4. Strengthening the trans and gender diverse workforce
  5. Legal affirmation: Easily amending legal name and markers on identity documents and in health systems
  6. The Right to the Highest Attainable Standard of Health (Art.12)I: Access to healthcare for trans and gender diverse people (Adopted at the Twenty-second Session of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 11 August 2000)
  7. Training, support, education and resource development for health and human services
  8. Navigating the system for better health and wellbeing outcomes
  9. Support and engage with a diversity of trans voices (eg gender diverse, non-binary, trans, transsexual, trans families, Aboriginal trans people, trans people of colour, trans people with disabilities and other minority voices not always heard or included)
  10. Cultural change in social service system provision (health care, etc) to ensure TGD appropriate service delivery
  11. Relationships
  12. Improved Data Collection
  13. Research
  14. Human rights, self-determination and autonomy
  15. Informed consent
  16. Access to sexual assault services and resources
  17. Reporting crime and accessing support.

Jeremy was a 2021 Policy Impact Program participant and featured in the Policy Features publication with his article The Critical Role of Family Support in Accessing Gender Affirming Health Care. Watch his presentation below. You can also watch all PIP presentations here.


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Jeremy Wiggins

Jeremy Wiggins

VIC
2016

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