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Require Health Insurance Providers to Cover Sex Reassignment Surgery

    1. Nicolai Blankers
    2. Petition by

      Nicolai Blankers

      Chanhassen, MN

Transgender is NOT a mental illness. Transgender is NOT "playing pretend." Transgender is a legitimate, scientifically observable neuro-physiological condition which occurs during fetal development, and the people who suffer from this condition should be acknowledged and covered by health insurance providers.

All human (and other mammalian) embryos are inherently female at the time of conception. To develop into males, the embryo is exposed to a series of chemicals which alters their DNA and physically "rewires" the neuronal structure of the brain to that of a male. The problem is, there are two different groups of chemicals: one causes the body/DNA to become male and the second causes the physical neuronal structure of the brain to become male. If a developing fetus is exposed to either set of chemicals without the other, the baby will be transgender.

This has been scientifically demonstrated, and the difference in neuronal structure between the male and female brains can be proven and observed using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) of the brain. Since males and females had different evolutionary purposes before the advent of modern society, different areas of their brains are more or less active - for example, men tend to process information visually and think in practical terms, while women tend to process information through reading/writing and think in abstract terms - and these varying levels of activity between lobes of the male and female brain can be readily observed by fMRI.

An accepted biological explanation of the condition, and a valid medical test which can confirm its presence in an afflicted individual. Health insurance providers should require nothing else to provide these suffering human beings with the surgical procedure that they need to live healthy, fulfilling lives.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Abryana Sandahl RENO, NV
      • 1 day ago

      My best friends, wife, is transgender....and in no way, is she mentally ill!!!!!

    • Jeff White WAVELAND, MS
      • 2 days ago

      My trans friends deserve to be treated like any other human being would be.

    • Petra Hough BILOXI, MS
      • 3 days ago

      I am transgender and I deserve equal healthcare as anyone else

    • Jessica Ford INMAN, SC
      • 4 days ago

      I've never felt that I belonged in the body I was born in. I don't feel that I should be forced to pay thousands of dollars to match the inner me to the outer me. Please help push this through so we can all feel whole! We all have the right to

    • Nichole Ford INMAN, SC
      • 4 days ago

      My partner was born a woman but has never felt like one. She has always felt,acted, and looked like a man. We were told that since we lied in SC our insurance would NOT help us pay for the reassignment surgery! This is obsurd. Everyone should have the right to be who they are


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