Written By: Beth Cronin, MD OBGYN, Women & Infants Hospital on July 20, 2023
I’ve had the privilege of providing gender-affirming care for countless transgender patients. It is life-changing and is different for each patient. Your healthcare provider can help connect you with local providers to provide gender-affirming hormone care if they are not comfortable. They can also refer you to local gynecologists and surgeons if you are interested in further discussing surgical care.
Insurance coverage for gender-affirming surgery varies greatly across insurance companies, thankfully in Rhode Island it is state mandated that procedures like top surgery, hysterectomy, and vaginoplasty are covered by insurance plans. If you have questions about your insurance coverage for gender-affirming medical care, please contact your insurance company directly.
Disclaimer: While I am a doctor, I am not your doctor. The content in this blog is for informational and educational purposes only and should not serve as medical advice, consultation, or diagnosis. If you have a medical concern, please consult your healthcare provider, or seek immediate medical treatment.
Dr. Beth Cronin is the interim Division Director of the Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology at Women & Infants Hospital. She sees patients in her outpatient practice at Providence Community Health Centers and performs surgery with the academic team at Women & Infants.
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