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mark a rayner: The Procedure

Grounding the team had been difficult, but not impossible. Dr. Hansrik assured them there would be no danger, once the patient was unconscious. Prior to sedation, the patient was capable of anything. (Just ask the good folk of Peoria, Illinois, who&#… . . . → Read More: mark a rayner: The Procedure

Art Threat: P.INK takes heathcare to an unexpected place: the tattoo parlour

As a man with no tattoos, Noel Franus is an unlikely candidate as the founder of P.INK: an organization that connects breast cancer survivors with tattoo ideas and artists.

But as anyone with a family member who is also a breast cancer survivor can attest, the urge to do something to help can be . . . → Read More: Art Threat: P.INK takes heathcare to an unexpected place: the tattoo parlour

Dented Blue Mercedes: Nova Scotia Extends Health Care Coverage for Reassignment Surgery

After originally saying that it would not fund genital reassignment surgery, the Nova Scotia government has now said that it would extend health care funding coverage for the procedure.

Health Minister Dave Wilson is quoted as saying, “This is the right thing to do.”

I’ve written previously about why GRS is recognized as being medically . . . → Read More: Dented Blue Mercedes: Nova Scotia Extends Health Care Coverage for Reassignment Surgery

Dented Blue Mercedes: The non-operative word is not “sorry.”

I’m going to be writing about transition regrets and/or reversal of transition (sometimes from folks who remain trans-identified). Before I do, though, it seemed necessary to finish and put this article out there, as it lays the groundwork. I’d written about the decision to be non-operative previously, and had intended to leave it at that, . . . → Read More: Dented Blue Mercedes: The non-operative word is not “sorry.”

Dented Blue Mercedes: Alberta reinstates funding for Sex Reassignment Surgery

The Alberta Government has announced that it will be reinstating health care funding for sex reassignment surgery (often called gender reassignment surgery, and abbreviated as GRS by the province and its clinicians), effective June 15th.

In the recent provincial election, Premier Alison Redford was returned to power by an electorate that appears to have been . . . → Read More: Dented Blue Mercedes: Alberta reinstates funding for Sex Reassignment Surgery

Slap Upside The Head: Nova Scotia Refuses To Pay Medical Bill For Trans Man

The province of Nova Scotia has refused to pay for a trans man’s hysterectomy, leaving him with a surprise $3,400 bill.

After experiencing some abdominal pain, Jessiah MacDonald was told that his uterus had several abnormal polyps and was recommended by a gynecologist that it be removed for preventative measures. He took his doctor’s . . . → Read More: Slap Upside The Head: Nova Scotia Refuses To Pay Medical Bill For Trans Man

Slap Upside The Head: Gender Reassignment Surgery For Troops Up In The Air

The Canadian military has hinted that it will stop funding gender reassignment surgery in its health care package as a cost-saving measure. Yeah, because that’s the spending problem we’ve got in the military; not, say, some other $25-billion spending plans currently under consideration.

The Scott Ross: All Breasts Are Fake To What A Woman Is

Some say the world is too fake, where in reality it isn’t fake enough.

Because silicone breasts, money and lies aren’t real, we know more about what actually is real. The fact is the more we embrace materialism, the more we recognize how artificial and temporary it is, we recognize how real and permanent . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: All Breasts Are Fake To What A Woman Is