For more newsletters click here. Just before a public comment period ended Sept. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. The Transgender American Veterans Association said in that gender reassignment surgery is medically necessary in some cases to treat gender dysphoria, a conflict between a person's physical gender and the gender with which they identify. For another two weeks, the VA is taking comments about a proposal to remove that ban for veterans who have a high enough disability rating to qualify them for comprehensive medical care from the VA. In a July 9 announcement in the Federal Register, the VA noted that it had received the petition in May "to amend its medical regulations by removing a provision that excludes 'gender alterations' from its medical benefits package. But Keig is optimistic.
Comments are being accepted through Sept.
VA undecided on whether to pay for sex reassignment surgery
Both the American Medical Association and the American Psychiatric Association support gender reassignment surgery as a treatment for gender dysphoria. Drill sergeant pleads guilty in Fort Jackson crash that killed two, injured six. Comments are being accepted through Sept. He has covered Washington, D. In a written statement to senators, Wilkie denied playing a role in developing the ban. Commenters against the idea doubted the effectiveness and need of gender reassignment surgeries. Advocates estimate there aretransgender veterans in America today.
The petition to lift the VA's ban on gender reassignment surgery was first introduced during the Obama administration in In JulyTrump announced his intention to stop transgender individuals from serving in the military "in any capacity. Courtesy the Paul G. Comments are being accepted through Sept. But Keig is optimistic.