THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — A Portland, Oregon trans kids organization, TransActive, has succeeded in getting puberty suppressing treatment added to the Oregon Health Plan and Oregon Healthy Kids program in what is reported as a first for any government-funded program.
The Oregon Health Plan will begin this coverage in October, 2014. The Basic Rights Oregon Trans Justice Working Group also had a hand in getting this included in the state health plan.
TransActive’s Executive Director Jenn Burleton: “Pubertal suppression provides transgender adolescents the option of avoiding unwanted, irreversible and deeply distressing changes that come with birth-sex pubertal development. Far too often trans adolescents experience increased suicidal ideation as a result of these changes and the indifference of others about the impact these changes have on trans youth.”
I also wrote about TransActive earlier: http://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/2012/11/23/courtney-odonnell-a-sobering-number/
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