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This Week on Best of VICE Canada: The Struggle for Transgender Health Access

Tune in Sunday at 10 PM on City.

(Still via "On Hold")

Best of VICE Canada returns to City on Sunday, February 7 with our two-part documentary "On Hold," which investigates the rarely discussed but highly contentious topic of transgender health access in Canada.

While nine out of ten provinces offer some access to some surgeries—though there is only one hospital, in Montreal, that provides the full gamut of treatments—New Brunswick stands alone by not offering any funded procedures to transgender individuals.

That's why we went to Fredericton to let AJ Ripley, a non-binary transgender person who prefers the pronouns "they and them," take us through their life in New Brunswick fighting for access to proper health services.

We also heard from transgender patients who are desperately battling for fair treatment in the healthcare system, and doctors and experts who say providing this care is both possible and, in fact, the difference between life and death.

Tune in Sunday nights at 10 PM for more.