Scroll down for reports on Health, Education, LGBTQI+ Identities, and Mental Health.

Health:

  • Tranznation: A Report on the health and wellbeing of transgendered people in Australia and New Zealand, (2007), La Trobe University, Australia. Download the PDF here.
    • A community based sample of transgender people in Australia and New Zealand.  Discusses health and wellbeing, health service use, hormone treatments, surgery and changing documentation.
  • Trans Pathways: The mental health experiences and care pathways of trans young people (2017), Telethon Kids Institute, Perth, Australia. Download the PDF here.

    • This report has the most recent data from Australia on trans youth health.
  • General practitioner awareness of sexual orientation among a community and internet sample of gay and bisexual men in New Zealand, (2015), Journal of Primary Health Care. Download the PDF here.
    • Research into the impact of lack of sexual orientation disclosure on sexual health screening rates for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men.

Education

  • How Do We Make It Better? Mapping the Steps towards a More Supportive Coming Out Environment for Queer Youth in Aotearoa New Zealand, (2011), Aotearoa New Zealand. Download PDF here.
    • This report highlights the major issues for queer youth, what support is already available, and what needs to be done to create a more supportive environment for queer youth in Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • Youth ‘12 Overview: The Health and Wellbeing of New Zealand Secondary School Students in 2012, (2013), Adolescent Health Research Group, New Zealand. Download PDF here.
    • Overview of findings from Youth ’12, the third national health and wellbeing survey of secondary school students in New Zealand.
  • Bullying Prevention and Response, A Guide for Schools, (2015), New Zealand Government. Download PDF here.
    • Report into bullying which acknowledges that LGBTI young people experience disproportionate rates of bullying and identifies areas to address to prevent bullying.
  • Supporting LGBTI Young People in New Zealand, (2015), Ministry of Youth Development. Download PDf here.
    • Report outlining areas in which LGBTI young people could be better supported based on

LGBTQI+ Identities

  • To Be Who I Am: Report of the Inquiry into Discrimination Experienced by Transgender People, (2008), Human Rights Commission, New Zealand. Download PDF here.
    • National inquiry into discrimination experienced by transgender people in New Zealand with a focus on experiences of discrimination, access to health services and barriers to legal recognition of gender status.
  • Lavender Islands: The New Zealand Study, (2007), Journal of Homosexuality. Request full text here.

    •  National strengths-based survey of lesbian, gay and bisexual people in New Zealand.

  • Considering Sexual Orientation as a Potential Official Statistic:  Discussion Paper, (2008), Statistics New Zealand. Download PDF here.
    • Paper discussing the rationale for collecting data on sexual orientation in the context of official statistics systems.  Discusses higher rates of suicide; physical and verbal assault; bullying victimisation; depression; alcohol, smoking and other drug use; and workplace discrimination.
    • Rainbow Youth: National Outreach Scoping Project, (2010), Point Research, Auckland. Download PDF here.
      • Key informant interviews and surveys to investigate current needs of queer youth sector.
    • Policy Report: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth Bullying in New Zealand, (2012), New Zealand. Download PDf here.
      • Recommendations to address GLBT youth bullying in the policy context.
    • Statistical Standard for Gender Identity, (2015), Statistics New Zealand. View here.
      • Statistics New Zealand standard for collecting and disseminating data on gender identity to develop policy responses to meet needs of people with diverse gender identities.
    • Statistical Standard for Sex, (2015), Statistics New Zealand. View here.
      • Statistics New Zealand standard for collecting and disseminating data on sex (distinction between males and females based on biological differences in sexual characteristics)  to develop policy responses to meet needs of people with diverse sexes.

      


    Mental Health:

    • Youth ’12: Fact Sheet about Transgender Young People, (2014), Adolescent Health Research Group, New Zealand. Download PDF here.
      • Findings from Youth ’12 health and wellbeing survey of New Zealand secondary school students who identified as transgender.
    • Trans Mental Health Study (2012), Scottish Transgender Alliance. Download PDF here.
      • This research represents the largest survey of its kind in Europe, providing groundbreaking data on trans people’s mental health needs and experiences, explored in the context of daily life, social/support mechanisms and when accessing healthcare and mental health services. Central here was an exploration of how the process of transitioning (social and/or medical) impacts mental health and wellbeing. The research was unique in its exploration of both the positive and negative impact that being trans has on mental health and wellbeing.
    • Sexual Attraction, Depression, Self-Harm, Suicidality and Help-Seeking Behaviour in New Zealand Secondary School Students, (2011), Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Download  PDF here.
      • Mental health of same and both sex attracted students from Youth ’07 survey which demonstrates risks for these groups.
    • Let’s Talk about sex….(sexuality and gender): Improving mental health and addiction services for Rainbow Communities (2012), Auckland District Health Board, New Zealand. Download PDF here.
      • Auckland District Health Board funded research into barriers and gaps in mental health and addiction services for Rainbow communities. Recommendations based on surveys and interviews with service users and providers. 
    • Mental health promotion and prevention services for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex populations in New Zealand: Needs assessment report, (2012), Te Pou o Te Whakaaro Nui, New Zealand.  Download PDF here.
      • Research into the mental health promotion and suicide prevention needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex populations in New Zealand with service provider and service user surveys and key informant interviews.