Henry Trettenbach was settling into summer vacation last year when he received an alarming Facebook message from his college physician. Annamaria Kontor had been abruptly fired from the Rochester Institute of Technology for prescribing hormone replacement therapy to transgender students. Although hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, is relatively inexpensive and easy to prescribe and monitor, few colleges and universities in the United States cover it under their student health insurance—roughly out of about 4,—according to Campus Pride , a nonprofit that annually rates how well institutions of higher learning serve the needs of LGBTQ students. Even fewer offer HRT at their student health centers. I had just been denied health care.
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These are the institutions of learning that let students be themselves. By Genny Beemyn November 02 5: For example, the federal government is no longer enforcing Title IX to prevent discrimination against trans students, and more than a dozen states are seeking to enact laws that would ban trans people from using the restrooms that correspond with their gender identity. But a bright spot comes in the form of college campuses, many of which are seeking to become more trans-inclusive, despite and sometimes because of the increasingly hostile climate for trans people nationwide.
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A new report by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds that transgender-inclusive policies and support systems on college campuses provide transgender students a greater sense of belonging and more positive perceptions of the campus environment. The report reviews previous research on the experiences of transgender students and presents new findings from interviews, surveys and focus groups conducted with transgender students. The report concludes with ten recommendations to institutions of higher education on how to create more transgender-inclusive campus communities. Key Recommendations Colleges and universities should explicitly include gender identity and expression in their nondiscrimination policies. College curricula should address gender identity and specifically transgender identities and experiences.