Insurance coverage for gender dysphoriaCreated by:
Recently, I read this article that the New York State Department of Health passed a rule on allowing government insurance (MedicAid) to shoulder the expenses of hormonal treatment for adolescent patients with gender dysphoria. At present, MedicAid only covers treatment for adults afflicted with this condition. This issue is controversial because past legislators were not convinced that hormonal treatment were necessary to treat this condition among young individuals. However, experts agree that this may help in reducing the number of unnecessary gender reassignment surgeries, by controlling the patient's symptoms early on. Puberty may also be a traumatic experience for someone who thinks that he should belong to another gender thats why specialists think that pubertal suppressants will help in treating patients with gender dyphoria. Do you think that this condition should be covered by health insurances? What about gender reassignment surgery?