Ontario considers expanded sex-reassignment surgery coverage

Ontario’s Health Minister is considering expanding the number of locations where transgendered people in the province can obtain approvals for publicly funded sex reassignment surgeries, a change that could reduce the lengthy waits that health experts say are putting trans people at risk.

Eric Hoskins said Friday that he asked the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to look into the issue a “number of months ago,” and that he is hoping it can be addressed in the “near future.”

Right now, the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) covers sex reassignment surgeries only if doctors at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s Adult Gender Identity Clinic in Toronto first deem patients fit for the procedure…

h/t Marvin