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  •  I think services will still... (7+ / 0-)

    ...be available at this point, but insurance coverage may be harder to come by.  On the other hand it is virtually nonexistent now.

    If we could get equal access to employment, insurance coverage would be less of an issue...and one we could try to address later.

    •  In Germany, insurance *must* cover it, by law. (2+ / 0-)
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      Ideally, our representatives would have fought to have that included in the Affordable Care Act.

      The Dutch kids' chorus Kinderen voor Kinderen wishes all the world's children freedom from hunger, ignorance, and war.

      by lotlizard on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 01:40:48 AM PST

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      •  yes, but... (1+ / 0-)
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        in Germany you have to jump through serious and sometimes expensive hoops to "prove" that you are really trans.

        During this process you are at the mercy of independent doctors and psychologists, some of whom have used their positions of power in the past to take advantage of the transfolk (usually transwomen) who come to them looking for the recommendation they need in order to have their treatment covered or even to be allowed to have their name changed.

        The german medical bureaucracy is very restrictive and doesn't respect the actual diversity of identities and presentations among transfolk.

        Maybe just maybe our foremothers and our forefathers came to this land in different ships. But we're all in the same boat now. - John Lewis

        by bluesheep on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 03:06:07 PM PST

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