For Trans Men, Reproductive Health Is Yet Another Obstacle to Overcome
by Diana Tourjee
Oct 21 2016
The stigma against trans men's health, coupled with misinformation, makes attaining adequate care incredibly difficult. We talked to trans guys and leading health experts to unpack the status of this under-researched issue.
In honor of Planned Parenthood's 100-year anniversary, we're taking an in-depth look at the history and future of reproductive rights. Read more of our coverage here.
Six days before Javier was scheduled to have a hysterectomy, his insurance provider contacted him to say that an issue had come up: They wouldn't be able to cover the surgery unless he could obtain a second letter of support from a mental health provider within 24 hours.
The call was unexpected; according to Javier, his insurance company had already approved coverage, along with the letter he'd already been given by his therapist. He took off work the following day, trying desperately to get a second letter from a therapist, but ultimately was unsuccessful given the incredibly short timeframe. His hysterectomy had to be rescheduled.
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