Transgender people are struggling to navigate Alberta’s complex medical system. Alberta publicly funds transition surgeries such as top and bottom surgery and require individuals to receive a diagnosis of gender dysphoria to receive funding.

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Accessing hormone replacement therapy is also limited by the doctors who are willing to prescribe it. In this story, Calgary Journal reporters investigate the barriers to transitioning in Alberta by talking to experts, doctors, medical students, nurses and three transgender individuals themselves about their experiences. Click the photo above to read the full story.

Editor: Sam Nar |

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