Transgender people get grant for breast prostheses

Transgender people get grant for breast prostheses

Dutch minister Edith Schippers (public Health) every year, 2.8 million euro release for breast prostheses for transgenders. That she has the Second Room Thursday let know.

Most transgender people that physically want a woman, there is also after a hormone treatment, too little breast growth. They can, according to Schippers as a “serious obstacle” in their transition experience.

“I think it is of importance to this barrier is to reduce, partly with a view to the socio-economic position of transgender persons. A subsidy scheme for the compensation of breast prostheses for transgenders from emancipatieperspectief can contribute”, says Schippers.

The treatment for this group falls outside the basic package of care. It was a lot of criticism of the COC. Schippers does so now with a subsidy.

It is not known how many transgender people would want to take advantage of the scheme, said the minister. From the spring of next year, male to female transgender persons are expected to benefit from the subsidy scheme.

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