Canada Improves Sexual and Reproductive Health Care for Two-Spirit, Trans, and Non-Binary People
November 25, 2022 Vancouver, British Columbia Health Canada
The Government of Canada firmly believes that everyone should have access to safe and consistent sexual and reproductive health services. To do so, we are committed to reducing barriers to access that continue to exist from coast to coast to coast.
We know that in Canada, Two-Spirit, trans and non-binary (TTNB) people are often unable to access inclusive sexual and reproductive health services due to a lack of safety in health care settings and/or a lack of provider knowledge about TTNB health. Today, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, announced more than $3.8 million in funding from the Sexual and Reproductive Health Fund for a project by Trans Care BC.
Trans Care BC will receive $3,825,393 to help address barriers to sexual and reproductive health care encountered by TTNB people due to discrimination and lack of provider knowledge. This project aims to improve access to gender-affirming care by developing educational resources for health care providers and TTNB people living in British Columbia. These resources will be focused on three key areas, including sexual health promotion and harm reduction; sexual desire, function, fertility and perinatal care; and gender-affirming post-operative care. This initiative will help reduce health care disparities experienced by far too many gender diverse people in Canada.
This investment reflects our belief that no matter who you are or where you live, we will always protect reproductive rights in Canada.