Aetna to broaden gender affirming surgery insurance coverage

Gender affirming surgery insurance - surgeon with breast implant

This national health insurer has agreed to cover some trans women’s breast augmentation. Aetna recently agreed to cover gender affirming surgery insurance in the form of breast augmentation for some trans women patients. Many trans women have struggled to obtain this coverage which is often labeled as cosmetic. This change in gender affirming surgery insurance attitude was in part the result of a case with a 30-year-old transgender woman named Allison Escolastico. She had been seeking breast augmentation surgery for ten years and had been under the impression that Aetna,…

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