What Kind of Operation is This?: Guide to the CAMH Gender Identity Clinic Surgery Process

This page describes the rules around accessing sex reassignment surgery. While it is focused on Ontario, a number of the rules and guidelines are used all over the world (particularly the Standards of Care and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders).

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If you are wondering what trans issues have to do with disability issues, the answer is: a lot. In addition to lots of disabled people being trans, trans people are classified as having “mental disorders” in the DSM and often constructed as disabled. Trans and disability are interlocked in many ways.