Listening to families: gender diversity


We're proud to launch a new series of video resources created by the Listening to Families team!

Listening to Families is a series of free video resources that answer real, everyday questions about health challenges facing our community, particularly our children, young people and their whānau.

Our Healthcare Lead, Jennifer Shields, sat down with Waitaha Canterbury's Clinical Lead for Transgender Health, Dr Rebecca Nicholls, to talk through some of the common questions, concerns, and topics parents bring up when their child comes out as trans, non-binary, or gender diverse.

Learn about how to do the right thing, when to talk to your GP, what puberty blockers are and what they do, what a readiness assessment is, and what the one thing both Jennifer and Rebecca think parents should know and remember.

You can find the videos here.