foundation to help pay for gender-confirming surgeries

4 03 2010

The Jim Collins Foundation provides financial assistance to transgender people for gender-confirming surgeries. The Jim Collins Foundation recognizes that not every transgender person needs or wants surgery to achieve a healthy transition. But for those who do, gender-confirming surgeries are an important step in their transition to being their true selves. However, access to gender-confirming surgery is impossible for most. Discrimination against transgender people is so prevalent that many transgender people struggle to survive, never mind save for surgery costs. Even for those who have health insurance, coverage is systematically denied. Many insurance policies contain a “Transsexual Exclusion Clause” which excludes all medical procedures related to a person’s transgender status. For many transgender people, access to surgery is out of reach.

For more information, please visit http://jimcollinsfoundation.org/

[thanks to JMB, the Sexual Minorities Program Manager at the Center for HIV Prevention in Baltimore]


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