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Gender-reassignment medical costs for court of appeals clerk will be covered by state

Jan 24, 2013, 09:24 pm CST


Someday competent doctors everywhere will look back on these procedures like the doctors of today look back on the goat gland transplants of the 1920s.

By B. McLeod on 2013 01 25, 12:20 am CST

How can that possibly constitute a reasonable accommodation? Seems the town settled pretty quickly.

By Avocat on 2013 01 25, 1:47 pm CST

Can someone please explain what consitutes a "medically necessary gender-reassignment surgery"?

By I Don't Get It on 2013 01 25, 3:59 pm CST

@3 as part of changing from a woman to a man, s/he took some hormones that are claimed to put her at a higher risk of ovarian cancer and thus some doctor is claiming the hysterectomy is necessary. I'm not a doctor but I suspect most insurance won't pay for the operation based on possible increased risk, especially when that risk was intentional.

By Fred on 2013 01 25, 8:15 pm CST

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