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Transgender Veterans Deserve All Medically Necessary Care

Post submitted by Breanna Diaz, HRC Legislative Counsel Our nation's veterans have sacrificed to protect our country. As part of our compact with them, the U.S. government ensures they have the health care services they need. Unfortunately, transgender veterans do not have access to some medically necessary care, including gender affirming surgery. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has taken significant steps to ensure that transgender veterans are treated with respect at VA facilities and have equal access to some medically necessary health care, including treatment of gender dysphoria.
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