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.
We Deserve Better
We deserve health equity and access. This includes access to transition services and general practice healthcare that is representative and responsive.
Seeing the gaps and barriers in our current system, members of the transgender, gender diverse, and intersex community (the Community) decided to act; they researched, wrote, and consulted with gender affirming care (GAC) experts, policy professionals, and the Community to create what will be the most progressive GAC policy in Canada.
The Current System
Members of the Community have been failed by our current system of 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.
We are Ready
This policy is ready for Government. We have officially began consulting with the Government of Nova Scotia, and with the help of our supporters and individuals across this province, we can make this a reality.