PATHSA Objectives

The Association is an interdisciplinary health professional 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:

a) Facilitate networks and foster supportive environments for health professionals working with and for trans and gender diverse people.

b) Develop, advocate for and promote best practices and clinical resources for gender-affirming health care.

c) 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.

d) Advocate for institutional, policy, and legislative change by utilizing our collective knowledge and expertise.

e) Provide education on holistic gender-affirming healthcare promoting the health, wellbeing, and supporting the self-actualisation of trans and gender diverse people.

f) Develop leadership skills amongst trans and gender diverse health professionals and promote indigenous perspectives.

g) 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.

h) Generally, to do such other things as may be incidental or conducive to the attaining of the above objectives.


About PATHSA

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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