This week, a report on the health of trans and non-binary New Zealanders revealed some alarming statistics into psychological distress, discrimination and ongoing barriers to health services. The report titled Counting Ourselves is a comprehensive study into the barriers faced by trans and non-binary people and calls for various improvements to laws, policies and the provision of clearer pathways to gender-affirming healthcare. William Boyd spoke with Dr. Jaimie Veale, the study’s Principal Investigator about the report and its aims.
Jaimie Veale is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Waikato. She is an expert in public health and transgender studies.