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1500 trans surgeries for 3 years in Quebec

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According to data obtained by TurnedNews.com following a request for access to documents, the number of trans surgeries has more than doubled in the last three years compared to the previous three years.

From 2019 to 2021, approximately 1,500 surgeries were recorded by the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MSSS), compared to more than 600 from 2016 to 2018.

Their number could reach 650 for the year 2021-2022 depending on the data obtained for the first 10 months. A peak since Quebec began to reimburse such surgeries more than 10 years ago.

Some surgeries are of a nature (New window) feminizing, others of a masculinizing nature.

As Denise Medico, a professor in the Department of Sexology at theUniversity of Quebec in Montreal, in five years […] one of the things that has happened is that we have a lot more requests from people who are assigned female at birth, who go towards forms of masculinization.

This surgery, when it is genital, will be done in several stagesshe adds.

Director of the Sexology Clinic of theUniversity of Quebec in MontrealDenise Medico observes during consultations that the majority do[a] no recourse to genital surgery today […] but [va] still have recourse to certain interventions.

More generally, the researcher affiliated with the Research Chair on the Diversity of Sexualities and the Plurality of Genders emphasizes that there is currently greater visibility of trans people in society […] that socially there is a phenomenon that is gaining momentum.

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