Unraveling injustice: Race and class impact of medicaid exclusions of transition-related health care for transgender people

  title={Unraveling injustice: Race and class impact of medicaid exclusions of transition-related health care for transgender people},
  author={Pooja S. Gehi and Gabriel Arkles},
  journal={Sexuality Research \& Social Policy},
This article explores how Medicaid policies excluding or limiting coverage for transition-related health care for transgender people reproduce hierarchies of race and class. In many legal contexts, a medical model informs views of transgender experience(s), often requiring proof of specific types of surgery prior to legal recognition of transgender people’s identity and rights. Simultaneously, state Medicaid programs disregard the medical evidence supporting the necessity of transition-related… 

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