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Medicare and SRS

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Mara Kiesling is the executive director at the National Center for Trans Equality. She is asking for Trans people on Medicare to share their story. How Medicare's unwillingness to pay for SRS affects your life. Here is the info:

MEDICARE. For an very important project we're working on, I'd like to talk with a handful of Trans people who are on Medicare about their experiences related to Medicare's lack of coverage of transition-related surgeries (SRS, etc). I'd like to hear in your own words why is it important to you that Medicare cover your ...SRS? Right now, I am only looking to talk with people currently on Medicare. Your story could really help.

If you'd like to talk and maybe share your story, send me an actual email (NOT a Facebook message please). My email address is mkeisling@TransEquality.org.

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I am on Medicare, however was told by clinic at University of Minnesota Program in Human Sexuality that I am to old for SRS. I am 74 years old. Also have developing health issues as I age that also may be of concern to consider by gender dysphoria therapists.

Would have been great to find out about Gender dysphoria and SRS back around 1981 in Chicago, IL area. Felt that at the time if I had gone to a 'shrink' they would have tried to tell me they didn't know what I was feeling and probably tell me to be "a man". I didn't know about Dr Benjamin back then or any place to go to find out why I felt I wanted to become a fully functioning female.

Janet

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Neither will the VA perform/cover the SRS. However, I am receving hormones and have been offered an orchiectomy, whilch I plan to schedule as soon as I can because my hormone dosage isn't overcoming even my abnormally low level of T.

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