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Medicare Can Pay For Transgender Recipients' Gender Confirmation Surgeries: Feds

AP | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Transgender people receiving Medicare may no longer be automatically denied coverage for sex reassignment surgeries, a U.S. Dep...

Iran's Thriving Sex-Change Operations Industry

The Huffington Post | Sasha von Oldershausen | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

Although it has some of the strictest laws on sexuality and same-sex relations in the world, Iran also has a reputation for an extremely liberal sex-c...

Argentina Makes Sex-Change Surgery A Legal Right

AP | MICHAEL WARREN | Posted 05.10.2012 | Gay Voices

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Adults who want sex-change surgery or hormone therapy in Argentina will be able to get it as part of their public or privat...

'Gender Confirmation Surgery': What's In A Name?

Loren S. Schechter, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Posted 06.20.2012 | Gay Voices
Loren S. Schechter, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Most if not all the other names used for the procedure suggest that a person is making a choice to switch genders. This is not about choice; it's about using surgery as one of the therapeutic tools to enable people to be comfortable with their gendered self.

More Big U.S. Companies Now Cover Gender Reassignment Surgery

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 07.29.2013 | Gay Voices

SAN FRANCISCO -- The number of major U.S. companies covering the cost of gender reassignment surgery for transgender workers has more than doubled in ...

Straight Talk: When A Daughter Changes Her gender, Does She Become A Son?

Steven Petrow | Posted 07.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Steven Petrow

"He" seems thrilled with his results, but he is still a girl where it counts, so it is very confusing. And does this make him gay, or what?

Sex Change Surgery, Expenses Are Tax Deductible, Tax Court Rules

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BOSTON — The U.S. Tax Court ruled Tuesday that a Massachusetts woman should be allowed to deduct the costs of her sex-change operation, a decisi...

Cuba Performing State-Sponsored Sex Change Surgery

AP | ANDREA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HAVANA — Cuba has begun performing state-sponsored sex-change operations after the government lifted a longtime ban on the procedure in 2007, Pr...

Sex Change Surgery In China Might Require Police Approval

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — China's first medical guidelines on sex change surgery could require patients to gain police approval before the procedure, according ...