May 18, 2024
CT imposes restrictive mandates on trans sufferers, suppliers say

A coalition of psychological well being suppliers who deal with transgender individuals in Connecticut has complained for months that the state Division of Social Companies has imposed what they name pointless and overly restrictive necessities on sufferers searching for gender-affirming surgical procedure.

The adjustments have an effect on low-income sufferers on the state’s HUSKY medical health insurance. Earlier than protecting genital surgical procedure to deal with gender dysphoria — the psychological misery that may consequence from an incongruence between one’s intercourse assigned at beginning and their gender id — DSS now requires proof that the individual has lived for no less than a 12 months within the new gender and has come out to household and associates. DSS accepts a authorized title change as proof.