Bowers and Ettner said a woman who chooses the full range of surgical procedures available would spend $75,000 or more to transition to a male. Switching from male to female might cost in the $40,000 to $50,000 range.
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In the corporate world, only 42% of employers have insurance plans that cover short-term leave, mental health counseling, hormone therapy and surgical procedures for transgender employees, according to a survey by the Human Rights Campaign. That's up from 19% in 2008, but it still means the majority of employers don't offer this coverage.
And paying out of pocket can be a heavy burden. The cost to transition from one gender to another varies greatly. Some people are even unable to complete their transitions because of financial constraints. Another man said he hasn't been hired for a full-time job since he started his transition from female to male.
Convicted WikiLeaks source Manning, who said he wants to be called Chelsea, may need to press his case by arguing that he isn't getting the medical treatment he needs, said Jillian Weiss, a professor of law and society at Ramapo College. Morningstar: Â© 2018 Morningstar, Inc. Factset: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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