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Transgender Health Insurance

Myths About Gender Confirmation Surgery

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 02.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

7. "Treat the depression, not the gender dysphoria." This is similar to the idea that the best way to treat chronic back pain is with vicodin, rather than a surgery that would address the underlying problem.

Transgender Health Insurance (Part 2): Why Coverage Is Only the Beginning

Mitch Kellaway | Posted 11.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Mitch Kellaway

When I learned that my insurance would pay for my top surgery, I thought the deal was sealed, but I faced two unanticipated limiting factors while preparing for surgery: (1) finding a surgeon willing to work with insurance, and (2) fitting the profile of a "properly" insurable trans person.

Should Transgender Health Procedures Be Covered By Insurance?

AP | JONATHAN J. COOPER | Posted 01.16.2013 | Los Angeles

SALEM, Ore. -- Regulators in Oregon and California have quietly directed some health insurance companies to stop denying coverage for transgender pati...

More U.S. Companies Covering Transgender Surgery

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SAN FRANCISCO — When Gina Duncan decided to undergo the medical treatment that would make her a woman, she had plenty to fear. The reactions of her ...