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New Data Show “Gender-Affirming” Surgery Doesn’t Really Improve Mental Health

Public Discourse 13 November 2019 Data from a new study show that the beneficial effect of surgery for transgender people is so small that a clinic may have to perform as many as 49 gender-affirming surgeries before they could expect to prevent one additional person from seeking subsequent mental health treatment. Yet that’s not what …

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Why the Government is unlikely to ban LGBT ‘conversion therapy’ anytime soon

Stuff co.nz 20 October 2019 The Government has been advised to delay making a decision on whether to outlaw gay and trans “conversion therapy” due to concerns about freedom of expression. Conversion therapy is where people try to change lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people’s sexuality or gender identity using therapy, drugs or other means. The controversial practice has been …

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Labour promises ban on conversion therapy, rainbow mental health funding

Radio NZ News 5 October 2020 Labour will ban conversion therapy, work with schools to provide gender neutral bathrooms and make sure healthcare is responsive to the needs of trans, intersex and gender diverse people if it is elected. In addition, it will invest $4 million in existing Rainbow youth mental health services and review …

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Survey of ex-LGBT peoples

Does “Conversion Therapy” (Counselling) Constitute Harm or Help? The attached document which presents the collated results of testimonies from 70 ex-LGBT people.

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