Transgender teens to get cheaper treatment in New York: State vows to fund puberty-stunting meds for ALL ages on Medicaid



New York's transgender teenagers could soon get state funding for puberty-stunting medication.
The state's Health Department filed a proposal on Wednesday to cover hormone therapy for young people with gender dysphoria on Medicaid.
Current regulations only cover therapy for transitioning adults. 
The new rules would also make it compulsory for the state to fund gender-reassignment surgery for anyone over the age of 18. 
WHAT ARE PUBERTY SUPPRESSANTS?  Pubertal suppressants are medications that stop the process of puberty.
The first step is to take gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogs... read more

 
6 October 2016 in Health, Views: 36
Source: Daily Mail
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