Apparently employee benefits at the University of Pennsylvania now include full coverage for sex change operations. According to an article by Seth Zweifler in The Daily Pennsylvanian:

The University announced on Feb. 28 in the Penn Almanac that coverage for transgender benefits will be extended to include sexual reassignment surgery under the Aetna Point of Service II plan. The change in policy will be effective July 1.

Although transgender students have had access to insurance coverage for reassignment surgery since fall 2010, yesterday’s announcement marks the first time that coverage has been extended to faculty and staff.

And the Catholic bishops worried about having to cover birth control.

Daniel Luzer

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