You seem to have had an issue loading this page or you have javascript disabled, which may cause problems while using Change.org. To avoid any further inconvenience, please enable javascript in your browser and refresh this page.
  • Petitioning Obama Administration

This petition will be delivered to:

Obama Administration

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.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 1,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Brady Beckler LOVELAND, CO
      • 2 days ago

      I am a male to female transsexual, and I cannot afford to hand over 19,000 for a surgery such as this. It is medically necessary for transgendered folks to have this surgery.

    • destiny cavin MINNEAPOLIS, MN
      • 3 days ago

      i am a transgendered woman myself

    • Alex N ASHEVILLE, NC
      • 5 days ago

      I will never be able to afford the surgery without financial support from my health insurance company.

    • jesse farr THORNTON, CO
      • 8 days ago

      because its basic health care for trans people

    • Edwin Ferreiras BROOKLYN, NY
      • 9 days ago

      Im a transgender woman and it's important to me so I could feel complete so I could look outside the way I feel inside and that is a woman


    Develop your own tools to win.

    Use the Change.org API to develop your own organizing tools. Find out how to get started.