Ontario proposes changes to expand gender reassignment referral capacity
- Ontario’s health minister announced proposals that will allow local healthcare providers to provide referral services for transgender individuals seeking gender reassignment surgery.
- Currently, those seeking the surgery must be referred through the Gender Identity Clinic program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental health (CAMH) in Toronto, facing up to a two-year wait if referred.
- Ontario still lacks in-province gender reassignment surgery capabilities, but the health minister indicated that the absence is currently under review.
“Ontario expands referrals for gender reassignment surgery” (CBC News)
“Ontario to expand medical referrals for sex-reassignment surgery” (The Globe and Mail)
“Improving Access to Sex Reassignment Surgery” (Government of Ontario)