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Another article in the Wpg Free Press

A lengthy article,  A life reclaimed: The final symbolic step of transitioning appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press recently.

Last year, Manitoba saw a spike in the number of people seeking to change their sex, at least on paper.

For most of the last five years, only nine Manitobans asked Vital Statistics to change the male or female gender marker on their birth certificate, typically the last step in someone’s transition.

In 2013, that number jumped to 21, with most people transitioning from female to male.

As part of a joint project between the Winnipeg Free Press and Red River College’s creative communications program, student journalists profiled three people in various stages of transitioning.  Their stories follow below.

The three described a system that is considerably better than it was, but still forces trans people to travel outside the province for some surgeries, still saddles them with big bills and still imposes wait times that can be tortuous.