Duke Student Government backs insurance coverage of gender reassignment

dukechronicle.com – By Carleigh Stiehm

Duke Student Government urged the University to include sexual reassignment surgery in student and employee health care plans.

The DSG Senate unanimously passed legislation calling for expansion of the current health care plan to better fit the medical needs of the transgender community. Currently, 36 universities cover sexual reassignment surgery, including Brown University, Stanford University, Harvard University, New York University, Emory University and the University of California system.