Stanford, Penn, Harvard and Brown University all offer student sex reassignment surgery coverage — who will be next?

yale273THE 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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  1. Tip of the hat to Emma Violet Todd for this list!

    http://www.transgenderlaw.org/college/index.htm#health

    36 Colleges and Universities Cover Hormones and Gender Reassignment/Confirmation Surgeries for Students

    Brown University
    California Institute of Technology
    Carnegie Mellon University
    Case Western University
    Cornell University
    Emerson College
    Emory University
    Harvard University
    New York University
    Northwestern University
    Portland State University
    Stanford 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

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