Counting Ourselves Report W/ Dr Jaimie Veale: September 25 2019
Counting Ourselves Report W/ Dr Jaimie Veale: September 25 2019Counting Ourselves Report W/ Dr Jaimie Veale: September 25 2019
Trigger warning: this next piece contains discussion around suicide and sexual violence.
On Tuesday a report on the health of trans and non-binary New Zealanders revealed some alarming statistics on psychological distress, discrimination and ongoing barriers to health services. The report titled “Counting Ourselves” is a comprehensive study claiming to be the first of its kind in this country, including a survey of one thousand one hundred and seventy eight trans and non-binary participants aged between fourteen and eighty three. The report is stated to be a resource for helping bring about long overdue change, calling for various improvements to laws, policies and training as well as the provision of clear pathways to gender affirming healthcare. William Boyd spoke with Dr Jaime Veale, the study’s Principal Investigator and Senior Lecturer in psychology at the University of Waikato. Will started off by asking Dr Veale to give a brief summary of the report and its aims.
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