Download this as a PDF: FAQ on Oregon Health Plan coverage for Gender Dysphoria What’s happened today? The Health Evidence Review Commission (HERC) – which is charged with overseeing the prioritized list of services in Oregon’s Medicaid program – The Oregon Health Plan voted to approve the coverage of hormonal and surgical healthcare for Transgender […]
Resources: Transgender Justice
Read the latest from one of our Trans Justice Working Group members, Curtis Espinoza, who wrote up about their experiences as someone who identifies as genderqueer.
Basic Rights Oregon has collected many stories from transgender Oregonians, experts, and doctors to illustrate the impact that unfair exclusions have on our friends, family and community.
The work of the Transgender Justice Program is carried out by the Trans Justice Working Group, a team of trans and genderqueer-identified volunteer leaders from across the state who work with the Trans Justice program staff to implement key strategies. Members of the Working Group provide critical feedback and organizational direction for Basic […]
This list is compiled based on medical and mental health providers who self reported or have been reported as being able to provide informed and competent health care for transgender patients. This list is updated periodically but is certainly not exhaustive. If you find an error, know someone who should be on this list, or […]
Last month the American Bar Association published a comprehensive new legal primer for transgender adults, a first of it’s kind: “Transgender Persons and the Law”, written by Ally Windsor Howell. Howell, a lawyer who identifies as a trans woman, has written this book in such a way as to make it accessible to […]
As part of our continuing work to end health care discrimination against trans Oregonians, Basic Rights Oregon is proud to present this first of it’s kind video discussing trans experiences of health care discrimination. Eight incredible community members are joined by two allies to share struggles, joys, and triumphs about trans-inclusive care. Check out […]
We are proud to announce the 2nd edition of our groundbreaking resource: “The Benefits of Equality: A Blueprint for Inclusive Health Care for Transgender Workers.“
Frequently Asked Questions On DCBS/Insurance Division Bulletin regarding transgender health needs OVERVIEWThe Oregon Department of Business and Consumer Services (DCBS) released a bulletin in December 2012 announcing that in order to comply with current statutes prohibiting gender discrimination, health insurance plans sold in Oregon can no longer deny care to transgender policy holders which is […]