Health Canada Blocks Phalloplasty Implants

In a move called “stupid and unfair” by Blanche Delacourt of Zephyr Surgical Implants (ZSI), Health Canada will not be allowing surgeons in Canada to implant the ZSI erectile prosthesis for transgender men. This has placed over 26 transgender men at GRS Montreal alone in limbo. Though ZSI’s FTM 100 and FTM 475 implants, designed specifically for transgender men, are not approved for use by Health Canada, they had previously been permitted through Health Canada’s Special Access Program (SAP). GRS Montreal previously made use of this exemption for 3 transgender men in 2018 and 1 in…