Gender-affirming care in CT and antiquated ideas of mental health

A little over a month ago, in August of 2022, a statewide interdisciplinary group of mental health professionals with expertise in gender-affirming care sent out a press release addressing their challenges to the Department of Social Services Husky recently updated policies regarding gender-affirming healthcare .

We were surprised and dismayed, then, to see some of the content in the September 8 reported by the Connecticut Health Investigative Team or in the Mirror article, “Access, insurance still obstacles to gender-affirming surgery in CT. “

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