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Sex reassignment surgery in Canada: what's covered and where

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Sex reassignment surgery in Canada: what's covered and where

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TY B.C.!
I have been crossdressing and trying to be a woman as much as I could for about as long as I can remember.In my apartment as soon as I close my door I go straight into the bedroom and dress the way I feel I should be dressed(as a woman).Sadly I just can't get myself to let anyone know my true feelings out of embarassment for being male and as soon as I leave to go somewhere or as soon as someone rings the doorbell,I rush and change in my room and I am back to being a man.I have always felt out of place with other guys and other women too as I just don't fit in with either sex because I am in the wrong body.I am not looking for a male lover though and want a woman as a sexual partner. I talked to a psychiatrist and as soon as I mentioned that I like woman partners he dismissed me as "confused". Now I can remember fighting with my brother cause he had my pink toy car at age 5 which I begged my mom for because I wanted a girl's car.I played Barbie and played skip rope with the other girls rather than playing sports with the boys in elementary school.This is before I knew what sex was.I would consider that to be proof that it is not a choice to be female but that I need to be one because I was born as one mentally. I just would be a lesbian one is all.I feel that the psychiatrist was being prejudiced and now I am worried that when I go to see a second psychiatrist that he will say the same as the first one.I am now living in B.C. where I was in Manitoba when I saw the first doctor and seeing the map and how much the government is willing to support the change and cover most of the costs, it has given me a boost to try again and maybe I can finally be who I was born to be instead of the "girl behind locked doors" only.I am now in my late 30's and believe me the feeling has NEVER changed for me even for one second that this is the thing that I need to do to be who I should have been at birth.
srs
Does it take long in bc to get your surgery
Nathaniel:
NT and NU are the Canada Post abbreviations for Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
Wassup with the North in the map?
Wassup with the North in the map? There doesn't seem to be any NWT... unless that's what "NT" means. And where's Nunavut? And what does "NU" mean?
Newfoundland
i have a detailed list that i obtained directly from the Assistant Medical Director of Newfoundland's Medical Care Plan (MCP) on Sept 25, 2009.

When a positive recommendation from Cam-H is obtained, MCP will cover the following:

F2M: Hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-ooporectomy, vaginectomy, scrotoplasty, masectomy

M2F: penectomy, orcidectomy, vaginoplasty, clitoroplasty, labiaplasty.

Note: coverage will NOT be given for surgeries obtained in Canadian private clinics. Procedures not available within the Canadian public system may be covered at an international clinic pending prior approval on a case-by-case basis. MCP does not cover travel costs, although another Departmental program may offer partial coverage on a case-by-case basis.

Further note: MCP will NOT cover the following, even if recommended by Cam-H:

F2M: chest contouring, breast reconstruction, egg preservation, hair transplant, vocal cord surgery, voice training, liposuction

M2F: breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, laryngoplastic phonoplasty, laryngeal shave, vocal cord surgery, voice training, facial hair electrolysis, epilation by any method, hair transplant, sperm preservation, liposuction, lip augmentation, lip reduction, jaw shortening.
British Columbia
Well, actually, the legal requirement for Gender Confirmation Surgery in BC has been lowered from two years of living in the preferred gender to only one year recently. I personally still have the mail out emails that I was sent right before I went in for my psychiatric evaluation for surgery, and I was approved after 1 year and 3 months.
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