Anonymous v. Ministry of Health (Canada)

An anonymous transgender man filed a discrimination complaint against B.C.’s Ministry of Health over delays in his gender reassignment surgery. The complainant, who is not identified, says he has applied for female-to-male gender reassignment surgery, specifically a bilateral mastectomy with chest contouring. He says he was authorized for Medical Services Plan funding in July, 2013, but still has not had the procedure. He says the ministry authorizes only one doctor in the province to perform the surgery and that doctor has missed time on medical leave, pushing already scheduled surgeries even further back. The complainant says the delay has had an extremely negative impact on him and caused stress. The complaint is the second publicized complaint against the Ministry of Health. In the spring, Jackson Flagg filed a complaint over the requirement of seeking approval from the Ministry of Health.

Transgender man files complaint against B.C.