THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT – Also offering SRS coverage for students: Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, and Emory. While I don’t have a comprehensive list of all colleges that offer students SRS coverage in their health insurance plans, I am curious about the exact number of colleges that currently offer this coverage — and ones that are considering it. My research on this resulted in inconclusive numbers.
According to a Yale student publication, they may be next — maybe. The staff at Yale already have this coverage and trans advocates on campus are pushing to get students included. The cost, some argue, is relatively inexpensive because very few students actually take advantage of the benefit. Even if the college had to pay out a number of surgeries, the benefit to the college for providing a trans-friendly campus extends beyond just attracting transgender students.
While the jury is out on Yale, just the fact that student SRS coverage is being considered on campuses today shows how far trans people have come. Remember, what happens on campus today eventually makes its way to the rest of society later on.
I’ve a hunch there may be other colleges flying under the radar with student SRS benefits. If anyone knows of others, feel free to make note of it in the comments section.
More on the Yale student health plan: Yale Health considers sex change surgery | Yale Daily News.
More on colleges offering SRS: http://en-maktoob.news.yahoo.com/sex-change-surgery-available-many-us-colleges-110121367.html
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36 Colleges and Universities Cover Hormones and Gender Reassignment/Confirmation Surgeries for Students
California Institute of Technology
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western University
New York University
Portland State University
Stony Brook University
University at Buffalo
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Hastings College of the Law
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Merced
University of California, Riverside
University of California, San Diego
University of California, San Francisco
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Connecticut
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Missouri
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania
University of Vermont
University of Washington
Washington University in St. Louis