Medically necessary gender-confirming surgeries will now be available to transgender Islanders through P.E.I.’s Medicare program.

“I have met with members of the transgender community; I know how important this issue is to them,” said Health and Wellness Minister Robert Mitchell.

Gender-confirming surgery, also referred to as gender affirming or sex reassignment surgery, is a medically recognized treatment for gender dysphoria. Coverage will be based on what most other provinces insure and the process used nationally to provide access to care…

 

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