AusPATH are a peak body for professionals who are actively involved in the health, rights and well-being of trans, gender diverse and non-binary people.  

 

Transgender and diverse people are estimated to make up 1-2% of the population and are at significant risk of experiencing physical and sexual violence, emotional and psychological abuse, mental distress (depression, anxiety and self-harm), as well as higher incidences of sexually transmitted infections, viral hepatitis and HIV. As a result, they require healthcare professionals who are not just specifically trained, but who are both empathetic and respectful to the needs of these patients.  

 

AusPATH and their members are passionate about trans, gender and non-binary individuals feeling seen, supported and able to exist on their own terms, without the fear of violence and judgment.  

This is achieved through the organisation’s aims: 

  • Providing education on the health, rights and well-being of trans, gender and non-binary people to health professionals 

  • Development of best practices and supportive policies 

  • Sharing information and promoting collaboration amongst health professionals  

  • Encouraging, promoting and disseminating relevant research  

  • Maintaining a network of supportive and informed professional service providers  

  

AusPATH President Dr Fiona Bishop who is one of the world’s leading Trans Healthcare specialists, was recently interviewed on ‘The Project’ – New Frontier of Fertility 

Please click here to watch the full story - https://fb.watch/1Aq7JZmmw0/ 

 

For more information about AusPATH and potential membership options please visit: www.auspath.org  

  

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