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RANZCOG signs statement in support of LGBTI inclusion in the 2021 census

11 December 2019

The peak body for obstetrics and gynaecology, and women’s health in Australia and New Zealand has signed the National LGBTI Health Alliance’s joint statement calling for the inclusion of questions on sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status in the 2021 Census.
 
RANZCOG President Dr Vijay Roach said: “Many countries, including New Zealand and UK, are ensuring that this data is captured, and we hope the Australian Government will support this process in the next Census.”
 
The statement says, in part: “Census data underpins government funding and investment and informs government decisions in a range of areas, including healthcare and social services planning.
 
“The current exclusion of appropriate sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status questions in the Census means that clear demographic data of the Australian population is not being captured.”
 
View the Alliance’s joint statement

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