Gender-Affirming Care in Nova Scotia

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Transgender, Gender Diverse, and Intersex Rights are Human Rights

This is not a political issue, it is a matter of human rights. This issue should not be politicized as we are speaking about the rights and lives of some of the most vulnerable and unrepresented individuals in Nova Scotia.

The Current System of Gender-Affirming Care

Members of the transgender, gender diverse, and intersex community (the Community) have been failed by our current system of gender-affirming care (GAC) in Nova Scotia. Gatekeeping, limited coverage, inaccessible care, and long wait times have stopped people from getting the life-saving care that they need. While some supports and coverage exists for those seeking GAC in Nova Scotia, the current policy does not do nearly enough.

It is time for that to change.

A New Approach

Seeing the gaps and barriers in our current system, two members of the Community decided to act; they researched, wrote, and consulted with GAC experts, policy professionals, and the Community to create what will be the most progressive GAC policy in Canada.

Coverage will be expanded, wait times reduced, barriers removed, and care put into the hand of individuals.

We are Ready

This policy is ready for Government. We hope for this policy to be introduced in the next legislative session, and for a new day to begin for members of our Community requiring GAC.

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