NS won’t fund sexual reassignment surgery

Nova Scotia’s health minister has decided not to find sexual reassignment surgery, a surgery funded in most Canadian provinces. Chair of Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project, Kevin Kindred, who estimates that between 6 and 8 Nova Scotians a year will need the surgery, calls the decision discriminatory.

“Some people travel to other provinces and countries and pay out of pocket for treatment. Many others go without the medical care they need even when such services are deemed medically necessary by a care team of doctors, social workers, and psychiatrists,” NSRAP says on its website.