VA says transgender vets are eligible for hormones

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    SAN FRANCISCO – The Veterans Health Administration has informed its hospitals and clinics that transgender veterans are eligible for hormones, care before and after gender change surgery, and mental health counseling as part of their regular benefits.

    In a directive issued Thursday, the VA reiterated that its facilities are not permitted to perform genital or breast surgeries on veterans in the process of changing genders.

    But the agency confirmed that transgender patients are entitled to routine health care that takes their special needs into account and to transgender-specific treatments such as hormone therapy and "non-surgical, supportive care for complications of sex-reassignment surgery."

    In accordance with what it termed "the respectful delivery of health care," the VA also instructed medical personnel at its 950 health care centers to refer to transgender veterans in conversation and on medical records by the gender pronoun they prefer, regardless of whether they have undergone surgery.

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    Vietnam Vets can barely get cancer coverage for exposure to toxic chemicals but the radical end of the V.A. is rich enough to furnish sex change chemicals for freakazoid Vets. Politics trumps health care once again.
     
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    And yet I wait for 2 months for an MRI on my back. A procedure I've already went through once before I guess the repeat is because the VA thinks its gotten better. I wonder how long someone has to wait to get their junk cut off or have one added ?
     

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