Albert became the first City in Alberta to ban the practice  followed by Edmonton also in and Calgary in See All Posts. The city of Edmonton unanimously passed bylawprohibiting conversion therapy within the city . This recent development will help transgender Canadians who either cannot afford or do not wish to undergo gender-reassignment surgery to legally change their documents to the gender with which they identify.
In Aprila bill passed the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick to add gender identity or expression to the human rights laws and to allow gender changes without the required surgery.
Get Xtra in your inbox. Counselling, psychotherapy and hormone therapy have always been funded when provided in public institutions in NS. On April 1,the Nova Scotia government released its list of publicly funded surgeries. Nova Scotia has only one endocrinologist a doctor who specializes in hormones, for both trans and non-trans peopleresulting in a six- to nine-month wait, according to Shewan.
Many trans Islanders go to Halifax and pay for travel and accommodations to access the care they need, Smith adds. Gender Affirming Surgery. The Alberta government funds only 25 GCS procedures per fiscal year April 1 to March 31bumping the remaining patients to a wait list.
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The location where the procedure is performed will be determined on a case by case basis and will depend upon the nature and extent of the surgery and the availability of surgical expertise:. The funding will help those who are deemed eligible and for whom the surgery is an important part of their gender transition.
Load More Stories. The Alberta government funds only 25 GCS procedures per fiscal year April 1 to March 31bumping the remaining patients to a wait list. Our newsletters may contain transgender sex change before and after in Nova Scotia messages and special offers from our partners.
Many people were still skeptical that the commitment would turn into actual surgeries, Shewan says. This assessment is required by other Canadian jurisdictions that insure these surgeries.
Albert, the city council unanimously passed a motion to ban it as a statement against the practice . If you do not have primary care providers or connections with care providers listed above, contact prideHealth , which can help you to navigate the system and find appropriate providers for your GAS application.
This act abolishes the surgical requirement, instead requiring a statement "that the applicant has assumed, identifies with and intends to maintain the gender identity that corresponds with the change requested," and an attestation from a professional that the applicant's gender identity does not correspond to that listed on the birth certificate.