Only 12 percent of U.S. employers offer transgender-inclusive healthbenefits, according to a new survey conducted by theInternational Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.

More specifically:

  • 8 percent offer gender-reassignment/affirmation surgery

  • 11 percent provide psychological counseling with the associatedsurgery

  • 9 percent cover hormone replacement therapy

  • 10 percent include physician visits

  • 9 percent cover lab tests

  • 2 percent include cosmetic surgery associated with gendertransitioning

The statistics will likely change dramatically in the comingyears, as awareness of transgender rights increases.

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