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Vote for Student Health Insurance including Gender Confirmation Surgery

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Gender Confirmation Surgery and hormone therapy are necessary medical treatments for many transgender individuals. Preventing access to these treatments has the potential to have serious negative physical, psychological, social, and academic implications on many of our fellow students. 

The Student Insurance Advisory Committee has been working for months to ensure that Gender Confirmation Surgery and hormone therapy is covered in the student health insurance plan--which is up for renewal for next year and must be approved by the Trustees. 

While the Committee was able to create a plan that includes these benefits and there has been significant student and administrative support, there is some momentum within the Trustees to remove Gender Confirmation Surgery and hormone therapy from the proposed plan. Because the insurance plan is regularly reviewed every 6-7 years, passing this through this year is VERY important.

Please sign this petition in support of the Board of Trustees passing this inclusive health insurance plan.



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