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January 12, 2021

Medical Needs Planning

Health plans must cover certain preventive services, at no cost to you, when delivered by an in-network doctor or provider. Therefore, your health insurance company cannot deny sex-specific recommended preventive services based on your sex assigned at birth, gender identity, or recorded gender. Many health plans are still using exclusions such as “services related to sex change” or “sex reassignment surgery” […]
January 12, 2021

Navigating Social Implications of Transitioning

Telling friends and family that you are transitioning, unsure of their acceptance, can be one of the most stressful situations a transgender person faces. Fortunately, many people are becoming more open-minded, understanding, and accepting of people who make this decision. As you prepare to tell others about your decision, understand that your situation is unique. While there are many resources […]
January 12, 2021

Legal Considerations

Most transgender individuals choose to have their name legally changed. Changing your legal name and updating identity documents with your new name and gender marker is a complicated and time-consuming process. Each state and jurisdiction has different requirements. Missed details in any step of the process can cause frustrating delays, so it is imperative that individuals have expert guidance in […]
January 12, 2021

Mental Health

Transgender health considerations include both primary and psychosocial care and support. Transgender and gender-nonconforming people, in general, have three types of need for mental health. 1. Gender identity: determining one’s gender identity and self-acceptance of one’s gender identity; may also include assessment of and preparation for various gender-affirming treatments and procedures. 2. Coming out and social transition: includes coming out […]