National Association of Social Workers

Statement Date
2009
Statement Summary

The National Association of Social Workers "supports the rights of all individuals to receive health insurance and other health coverage without discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and specifically without exclusion of services related to transgender or transsexual transition (or sex change), to receive medical and mental health services through their primary care physician and the appropriate referrals to medical specialists, which may include hormone replacement therapy, surgical interventions, prosthetic devices, and other medical procedures."

Full Citation

National Association of Social Workers, Transgender and Gender Identity Issues, in Social Work Speaks: National Association of Social Workers Policy Statements 2009-2012, 347 (8th ed. 2009).