Transgender Healthcare

Federal employees will now have access to transgender healthcare

This past Tuesday, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management told federal employees' health insurers that starting in 2016, they cannot contain blanket exclusions for transgender healthcare in their plans.

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Nevada to cover transgender health care for state employees starting in July

Starting July 1st 2015, Nevada state employees and their covered family members will have health coverage for transgender-related procedures and other medical expenses including mental health, hormone replacement therapy, and sex reassignment surgery.

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New York Attorney General to educate medical providers on transgender care

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has announced an initiative which seeks to educate hospitals and other care provides on the discrimination, bias, and lack of adequate care many transgender people face when seeking treatment.

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NY proposes regulation to end exclusion on Medicaid coverage for transgender-related healthcare

New York State has proposed a new regulation that would remove a long-standing exclusion on coverage for transgender-related healthcare under Medicaid.

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New York issues guidance for private insurance companies to cover transgender-related healthcare

New York State is issuing guidance to insurance companies, requiring them to end discriminatory exclusions on covering transgender-related healthcare, according to the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund.
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GLAAD @ Work: Trans Awareness Week, Ty Herndon comes out, Matthew Shepard's parents head to Russia, and more

Wonder what we're up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Newsroom each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.

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Study shows transgender youth positively affected by receiving needed healthcare

A new Dutch study published online in the journal Pediatrics found that treatments delaying puberty for young people dealing with gender dysphoria improved their psychological well-being over time, reports Healthy Day.

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Should Medicaid cover transgender healthcare? GLAAD and SRLP share answer on Upworthy

Upworthy, the viral content media company, shared GLAAD and SRLP's flowchart explaining why Medicaid programs should provide coverage for transgender-related healthcare.

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August 20, 2014

Comprehensive transgender healthcare approved in Oregon

Due to a historic vote, transgender Oregonians will be able to access trans healthcare under Oregon's Health Plan starting in 2015.

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July 23, 2014

Maryland now covers trans-specific healthcare for state employees

The State of Maryland will now cover transition-related health care to state employees and retirees along with their spouses and dependents.

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