New Health Guide Released for Transgendered People in Quebec
News report on health resources for transgendered people in Quebec.
On August 3rd, the group ASTTEQ, a health network for transgendered people, is launching a guidebook of health resources for queer and trans people in Quebec. "Self-Referred" will be launched at Citibar in Centre-sud with performances and presentations, and will also be launching a new website on the same day. CUTV caught up with some of the staff at ASTTEQ to talk about the guide, and some of the barriers transgendered people face in accessing healthcare.
Because of the barriers trans people face when accessing healthcare in more traditional systems, they are often reliant on community organisations for gender-sensitive care. We also visited Head and Hands, a community health organisation in existence since 1970 in NDG, to talk about the health services they offer for the queer and transgender community.