by Jenji C. Learn, BA
How much are your genitals worth to you? Your beard? Your breasts?
What’s a reasonable price for them? It’s not like you really need them, right? They aren’t essential organs. They’re purely cosmetic- superficial!
If an accident or a malicious act cost you one of those things, you certainly wouldn’t expect your health insurance to cover it, or expect anyone to feel any sympathy for you. Why should they? That’s your responsibility, and you should pay out of pocket, because after all, you can live just as well without any of that stuff, surely.
If you found what I just said to be shocking, grotesque, callous, offensive, or positively inhuman… then so too must you apply those same words to describe the status of healthcare for trans and intersex people in America.…