The announcement comes at a time when other provinces have re-listed the medically necessary service making the Alberta Government’s decision even more confusing. In June of 2008, Ontario relisted the surgery after a ten year freeze.
Wilson said that the medical needs of trans people must be met and that the Alberta Government has a responsibility to ensure that appropriate and necessary health services are available to them. SRS is internationally recognized as a medically necessary procedure and access to health care should be a fundamental human right for vulnerable populations. He went on to say that Egale would do everything it could to ensure that the decision is overturned.
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