Transgender patients discriminated against for health care services
Discrimination against transgender people ?- as many as one million Americans identify themselves as transgender -? should immediately be addressed by the medical establishment, backed by policy change at the national level to provide equal access to quality health care, argues a new article. A top priority, it recommends, is that all health care programs funded by the federal government be required to provide coverage of care -- including sex reassignment surgery -- while transgender patients make the physical transition to the sex matching their gender identity.
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