Universal Access?

dominionpaper.ca – By Kale Kennedy

Barriers to accessing health care persist for transgender people in Nova Scotia

Halifax – For Ben Jantzen, going to see a doctor can be a frightening experience.

Jantzen first came out as a trans person two and a half years ago. Even though he was born female, he identifies as trans and presents as a male. Going for a check-up, getting a prescription, or even trying to fill out a general intake form can turn into a huge production, often without any sympathy from hospital or clinical staff.