ANZPATH was formed by Australasian attendees at the 2009 World Professional Association for Transgender Health (previously known as the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association) conference in Oslo.
'Transgender’ as used in the name of this organisation is an umbrella term and incorporates many identities and human phenomena associated with sex and/or gender variance. It is not intended to express an opinion about the aetiology or diversity of sexual formation and/or gender expression. Neither does it intend to conflate these various experiences of living.
ANZPATH has the following aims :
- To promote the subjects of the health, rights and well-being of trans, gender diverse, and non-binary people within professional training programs;
- To serve as a forum for and promote communication and collaboration amongst professionals involved in the health, rights and well-being of trans, gender diverse, and non-binary people;
- To encourage, promote and share research in the fields of the health, rights and well-being of trans, gender diverse, and non-binary people;
- To develop best practices and supportive policies which promote the health, rights and well-being of trans, gender diverse, and non-binary people;
- To establish a known network of professional service providers catering to the needs of trans, gender diverse, and non-binary people;
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ANZPATH Electronic Mailing List - Guidelines for appropriate use
The ANZPATH electronic mailing list was specifically established to facilitate the following 3 key aims of the organisation:
- To promote communication and collaboration amongst professionals involved in the health, rights and well-being of the trans, gender diverse and non-binary (TGDNB) community.
- To encourage, promote and share research in the fields of the health, rights and well-being of the TGDNB community.
- To establish a known network of professional service providers in the fields of the health, rights and well-being of the TGDNB community.
ANZPATH supports frank, open discussion and sharing of ideas relevant to the health, rights and well-being of the TGDNB community. The following guidelines have been developed to support members and moderators of the mailing list in ensuring the ongoing appropriate use of the electronic mailing list.
- All efforts should be made to protect the integrity of ANZPATH and its aims.
- Confidentiality, particularly when clinical information is discussed, should be maintained at all times.
- Copyright laws should be considered and respected, for example when sharing of journal articles.
- Respect for the audience should be maintained at all times. This can be achieved by following these recommendations:
- Do not share posts outside the list unless clear permission to do so has been granted.
- Be respectful of differences in customs, values and points of view and avoid slurs and insults about a person’s culture, religion, ethnicity, sexuality, gender identity, socioeconomic background or education status.
- Do not use derogatory, insulting or obscene language.
- Do not make criticisms of another person or a person’s opinion but rather give your own opinion.
- Aim to be respectful and calm in your disagreement by sharing factual information with minimal emotive language.
- Aim to build knowledge rather than attack and break down.
- Be clear if your opinion differs from that of your employer/institution
- Speak in first person.
- Do not say what you would not say face-to-face.
- Address the broader audience where possible rather than an individual.
- Do not embarrass or denigrate or affect the reputation of another member.
- Encourage rather than stifle discussion.
- The Executive Committee should be notified if guidelines are not being followed. Where there is evidence that these guidelines have not been adhered to, members will be placed on a moderator list, where all emails are screened prior to publication on the list. As a last resort, a member may be removed from the mail list. The decision to place a member on a moderator list or remove the member from the mail list is at the discretion of the Executive Committee.
- ANZPATH does not take responsibility for the views expressed by members.