Recently, a lot of attention has been focused on healthcare for trans people. Often this commentary is unhelpful, and even damaging. The media is not the appropriate space for this discussion. Every trans person has the right to essential healthcare. This is not up for debate.
Trans people deserve appropriate, accessible and timely healthcare; care that is person-centred and based on international best practice. Ireland’s healthcare system is not meeting the needs of our community. This has a negative impact on our mental wellbeing. We are waiting too long, we are navigating an often inaccessible system and our identities are being questioned.
This must change.
A lot of work must be done to make this change happen. TENI is committed to doing that work. We are participating in the HSE Transgender Identity Service Steering Committee, which aims to develop a seamless and integrated service for transgender people in Ireland. Since TENI began, we have, and will continue to, engage with all necessary stakeholders, not least the trans community itself, to ensure that we achieve the change we need to see.
TENI was founded by our community to serve our community, and we will continue to advocate on its behalf. In many respects, Ireland can be proud of the rights it has afforded its trans citizens. Many countries look to us as a role model. We believe that Ireland can also lead the way in healthcare. You can help us to make this belief a reality. The time for change is now.
Please show your support for a better healthcare service for trans people by signing your name and/or your organisation’s name below.
This Is Me - Transgender Healthcare Campaign
Irish Trans Support Alliance - ITSA
Dublin Trans Peer Support Group
Trans Pride Dublin
Outhouse LGBT+ Community Resource Centre
Gender Rebels Cork
Youth Work Ireland
Gay Men’s Health Service
Amnesty International Ireland
National LGBT Federation
Hate and Hostility Research Group
ACT UP Dublin
Bank of Ireland
Abortion Rights Campaign
AOTI - Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland
Sex Workers Alliance Ireland
ABRAI - Intersex Brazil Association
Queer Greens / Glasa Aiteacha
Connolly Youth Movement
Standing 4 Women*
Limerick Institute of Technology
University of Limerick
Dublin City University
University College Dublin
Technical University Dublin
Limerick Institute Of Technology
Trinity College Dublin LGBTQ Society
People Before Profit
Dublin Bay North Labour Party
Trinity College Labour Party
Transgender Strategies Consulting, LLC
University College Cork
Dublin Lesbian Line
University of Nottingham
Parents for Choice
Irish Maternity Support Network
University of Amsterdam
Cork LGBT Archive
The Rainbow Project
Lesbian Lawyers Network
University of Bristol
Dundalk for Change
London Irish Abortion Rights Campaign
The University of Edinburgh
University of Oxford
St James' Hospital
Powerstown Educate Together NS
Action Against Sexual Violence Ireland
Galway East For Choice
Shaky Shots Projects
Institute of Technology Carlow
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