MTPC’s statement on Federal judge’s ruling that state must provide gender reassignment surgery for transgender inmate

Posted by: | Posted on: September 4, 2012

As we have seen over the last few years with such organizations as the American Medical Association and the American Psychological Association, whose positions have included that gender reassignment, hormone therapy, and other medical treatments are medically necessary for transgender individuals and/or those who are suffering from gender dysphoria (previously known as gender identity disorder).  This Federal judge’s ruling is in line with these well respected medical associations in understanding that gender reassignment surgery is medically necessary and can be part of a medical treatment plan for transgender individuals.

The Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition looks forward to the day when all transgender individuals can have full and equal access and coverage to all medically necessary treatments, including gender reassignment surgery, as prescribed by health care providers in their treatment of gender dysphoria for transgender, transsexual, and gender non-conforming individuals.

Gunner Scott
Executive Director

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