Medicaid to Pay for Genital Mutilation

Ms. Nimmons was about to become one of the first low-income New Yorkers to undergo a genital reconstruction paid for by Medicaid. In a few hours, if all went well, her body would be aligned with her identity for the first time, and she would no longer be “a chick with a wiener,” in her words, but “a woman in mind, body and soul, before the Lord and before the law.”

Peering under the sheet that draped her that early October morning at a hospital outside Philadelphia, Ms. Nimmons bade farewell to what she called “my friend” — that “extra part” for which she was pronounced male at birth. Tattooed on her right forearm was her birth name, “Jerome,” complete with quotation marks.

From http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/13/us/kricket-nimmons-transgender-surgery.html?ref=us

The next stage here will have Medicaid paying for a transgender reversal.

Advertisements
Published in: on December 13, 2015 at 5:18 pm  Leave a Comment  

The URI to TrackBack this entry is: https://douglassbartley.wordpress.com/2015/12/13/medicaid-to-pay-for-genital-mutilation/trackback/

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: