Yale Considers Joining Other Universities That Pay for Student Sex Changes
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- 2013 Mar 02
Yale is considering joining Brown, Penn, Harvard and Cornell universities by picking up the tab for students who want sex changes, Fox News reports. The New Haven, Conn., school is still reviewing policies regarding the procedure for its 5,322 undergraduate students and 6,526 graduate and professional students, but has already extended gender reassignment coverage to employees. "The benefit is offered to faculty and staff, and is being considered for students," said Yale spokeswoman Karen Peart. "Cost would vary depending on treatment." If Yale makes the change, it won't just join fellow Ivy League schools. At least 36 colleges and universities nationwide cover sex change surgeries in their student health plans. It's unknown how many students have the surgery, which can cost $25,000 or more.