(MyFoxBoston.com) – Brown, Cornell, Harvard, Stanford, and Penn have many things in common. They are all elite colleges with diverse student bodies and reputations for being at the forefront of education and now, health insurance coverage for sex reassignment surgeries.
Brown recently joined a group of other universities in an attempt to make university policies more inclusive of transgender students. The Brown Student Health Insurance Plan will cover 14 different sexual reassignment surgery procedures starting in August, reports The Brown Daily Herald.
Kelly Garrett, LGBTQ Center coordinator, told the newspaper that in the past, transgender students did not have access to sex reassignment surgeries and were often barred from treatments due to high costs.
There are reportedly no statistics on how many transgender students are at Brown.
Not all surgeries will be included in the new coverage plan; however, among those included are mastectomies, hysterectomies, vaginectomies, penectomies, and vaginoplasties.
For more information: The Brown Daily Herald