Who we are

PATHSA is a registered interdisciplinary health professional public benefit organisation working to promote the health, wellbeing and self-actualisation of trans and gender diverse people.

The Association is established for the following public benefit objectives:
  1. Facilitate networks and foster supportive environments for health professionals working with and for trans and gender diverse people.
  2. Develop, advocate for and promote best practices and clinical resources for gender-affirming health care.
  3. Encourage, promote, conduct and disseminate research, which is done in a respectful way towards the community, to expand knowledge and deepen understanding about trans and gender diversity.
  4. Advocate for institutional, policy, and legislative change by utilizing our collective knowledge and expertise.
  5. Provide education on holistic gender-affirming healthcare promoting the health, wellbeing, and supporting the self-actualisation of trans and gender diverse people.
  6. Develop leadership skills amongst trans and gender diverse health professionals and promote indigenous perspectives.
  7. To disseminate awareness around power dynamics that are typically inherent to all healthcare seeker/provider interactions involving people who are part of the trans and gender-diverse communities, to acknowledge the damage that has been done by such dynamics, and to insist that gender-affirming clinicians must take steps to dismantle these typical power hierarchies.
  8. Generally, to do such other things as may be incidental or conducive to the attaining of the above objectives.

Member benefits


You are connected to a larger group banded together to produce positive results for gender-affirming healthcare in South Africa.

CPD meetings, webinars and conferences: 

Monthly online CPD meetings and quarterly webinars provide opportunities to learn more and interact with colleagues. PATHSA will plan a conference on gender-affirming healthcare to coincide with the 2022 AGM.  

Public Policy / Advocacy: 

You can contribute to advocating for institutional, policy and legislative change.  

Informational Services: 

PATHSA keeps members in touch with each other and current issues through the association’s web site and email updates of emerging issues relevant to gender-affirming healthcare. 


PATHSA is an interdisciplinary health professional organisation working to promote the health, wellbeing and self-actualisation of trans and gender diverse people.

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