In the 1960s and ‘70s, clinics treating transgender people proliferated throughout the U. Historian Susan Stryker calls this the “big science” period in transgender history, kicked off by Christine Jorgensen's famous transition in 1952, when issues of transgender identity were discussed largely in terms of medical possibility and scientific research.
Despite the historic relationship between academic medicine and transgender patients, only three in five medical students receives any education about LGBT issues, according to a survey published in the .
First, they point out that transition care is relatively cheap in the larger scheme of things—often less expensive than employers or insurers assume.
I was the first male to graduate, the first male to work at that hospital—or so they think,” Booth, 63, now a programmer for Web MD, says wryly.At 60, Booth began to buy and self-administer hormones online—though she asked a doctor she'd known for years to monitor her blood to make sure her estrogen levels were safe—for about a year before getting a letter from a therapist enabling her to seek a hormone prescription from an endocrinologist.But the last few years of policy change have largely applied to private, employer-based insurance plans, which transgender people are disproportionately less likely to have.Nineteen percent of transgender people lack any sort of insurance, compared to 15 percent nationwide, according to the National Transgender Discrimination Survey Report on Health and Health Care, published in 2010. The survey also notes that transgender people were more likely than other sexual minorities to be without insurance.“There's been a revolution in the understanding of what medically necessary care means for transgender people in the last 10 years,” says Masen Davis, executive director of the Transgender Law Center in San Francisco. Public bodies like the cities of Portland and San Francisco, and Multnomah County (where Portland is located), have also offered trans-inclusive care to their employees in the last few years.
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