Alberta Delists Gender Reassignment Surgery Funding
This is a quick note for Canadian readers and those interested on the way of things for transfolk up here.
On April 7th, 2009, the Province of Alberta has delisted funding for GRS surgery. I’m awaiting confirmation as to whether this affects people in the queue, and how much of our medical process is affected. A number of us will be narrowing down our best options and seeking advice.
For people affected by this change, keep in mind that the American Medical Association restated the necessity of GRS this past fall, and the Ontario Human Rights Commission ordered funding reinstated in that Province last spring. There is reason to keep hope.
I’m looking for information about Albertans who are in the queue for 2009-2010 (this year), and/or who expect that they likely would receive funding for surgery in this or the following year.
DON’T LOSE HOPE. There is reason to hold on.