Like other demographics and communities, intersex people require assistance, support and advice from healthcare professionals and practitioners. Some people with intersex variations may have complex healthcare needs or healthcare-related trauma, so medical spaces can be difficult to negotiate. Ensuring healthcare providers, clinicians and staff are engaged with the appropriate education, training and rights-based protocols is essential for the health and wellbeing of those with intersex variations.
Intersex Aotearoa works with healthcare providers in Aotearoa to improve cultural competency around all things intersex, through webinars, training sessions, lectures, and other forms of consulting. We currently kicking off work with the New Zealand Medical Students Association, the Council of Medical Colleges, the Royal College of General Practitioners, Family Planning, and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists .
Please get in touch if you work in healthcare, and you want to be part of the change we need to see for those with variations of sex characteristics within medical settings.