The Professional Association for Transgender Health Aotearoa (PATHA) is an interdisciplinary professional organisation working to promote the health, wellbeing and rights of transgender people. Our members work professionally for transgender health in clinical, academic, community, legal, and other settings.
Our vision is that all transgender people have full access to appropriate healthcare, and that all healthcare providers have access to information and resources which enable them to provide appropriate healthcare.
We work towards this vision through research, education, and networking and collaboration among professionals. This includes promoting Māori and Pasifika models of healthcare, partnerships with transgender communities, and emphasising informed consent and human rights. Our association also advocates for institutional, policy, and legislative reform to advance transgender health.
Inaugural PATHA incorporation signatories at our founding meeting, May 2019.