Jove Horton

Transgender Health Key Worker

Jove (Joe) Horton (he/him) is a transgender man, employed by Te Whatu Ora/ Health New Zealand as the Gender Surgery Health Navigator for the Gender Affirming (genital) Surgical Service. He was previously employed by the Auckland DHB’s Auckland Sexual Health Service (which provides gender affirming healthcare across the Auckland metro region) as the Transgender Health Key Worker.

His unique experiences working at the coal face of gender affirming care and acting as the interface between various multi-disciplinary teams and specialists provide him with an invaluable insight and perspective.

Jove has a passion for using every available opportunity for education, with the goal of improving provider knowledge and confidence in gender affirming healthcare delivery throughout Aotearoa NZ, enabling all people and their whanau to flourish and thrive.

Jove is a member of the Professional Association of Transgender Health Aotearoa (PATHA), World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) and the PATHA Policy and Advocacy Committee.