Flagpole Sitta wrote:I was hoping some of you forumites might be able to point me in the right direction for research. What are some credible sources that discuss the specifics of the sex change process and why it is necessary for trans people? Or maybe some advice on where to start looking, or how to tell who knows what they're talking about and who dosen't? A lot of the information out there seems very anecdotal, or just inaccurate, and I don't think my professor will accept "being a part of the scene" as a source...
http://www.ama-assn.org/ama1/pub/upload/mm/471/114.doc wrote:AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION HOUSE OF DELEGATES Resolution: 114(A-08)
The medical literature has established the effectiveness and medical necessity of mental health care, hormone therapy, and sex reassignment surgery in the treatment of patients diagnosed with GID [...] therefore be it RESOLVED, That our American Medical Association support public and private health insurance coverage for treatment of gender identity disorder in adolescents and adults
I don't know what literature they're referring to specifically (and I didn't directly view the doc , I'm being super lazy/naughty and quoting a blog), but a "suggestion" from the AMA about that is pretty strong. And likely to be the reason that we get covered under national health care; there's a small bit in there stating that health care should cover everything that the AMA deems "medically necessarily", which is a great way of getting it in under the radar.