Gender-affirming care in CT and outdated ideas about mental health

Just over a month ago, in August 2022, a statewide interdisciplinary group of mental health professionals with experience in gender-affirming care sent out a media release addressing their challenges to the Department of Human Services’ recently updated Husky policies on attitude towards gender-affirming health care .

Then we were surprised and horrified to see some of the content in the Sept. 8 article reported by the Connecticut Health Investigative Team, or, in the Mirror, “Access, insurance still barriers to gender-affirming surgery in CT. “

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