Hamilton Public Lecture presented by Professor Katrina Roen

HPL 2021
Date Tuesday 8 June 2021
Time 5:45pm
Where Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts
Presenter Professor Katrina Roen
Contact email
Series Hamilton Public Lectures 2021
Admission Cost Free

'Too young to know? Assumptions about children in healthcare contexts' - by Professor Katrina Roen

Healthcare has historically taken a paternalistic approach, especially with regard to children and young people. The growth in patient advocacy and client centred care in recent decades has brought about significant changes, but not necessarily where children are concerned.

Nowadays, children and young people who express significant distress in relation to their gender may have access to gender affirming health care interventions. This means that some trans-youth have a meaningful say in their healthcare at least from the time of puberty. For children and young people who have a variation in sex characteristics, the story can be very different. Some find themselves involved in treatment plans that were not of their choosing and this can have lifelong implications.

This public lecture by Professor Katrina Roen addresses dilemmas that arise when healthcare meets sexuality, gender and the sexed body.

The 35-minute public lecture will be held at the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, starting at 5.45pm. Opus Bar will be open from 5pm for anyone who wishes to purchase refreshments prior to the lecture starting. Free parking is available on campus via Gate 2B, Knighton Road, Hamilton.

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