Gender Confirmation Surgery

MIT employees and their dependents who participate in an MIT medical plan are eligible for Coverage of Gender Confirmation Surgery (GCS), also known as Gender Reassignment Surgery (GRS), for the treatment of gender identity disorder.

What is GCS and Why is MIT Covering It?

Gender Confirmation Surgery (GCS), also known as Gender Reassignment Surgery (GRS), is for the treatment of gender identity disorder. The prevailing position of the medical establishment is that GCS is a medically necessary procedure. The American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association and their Canadian counterparts support GCS as a medically necessary part of treatment for Gender Identity Disorder (GID) and advocate the necessity of surgery and its coverage.

How is the Determination of Medical Necessity Met?

The candidate must be at least 18 years old, have been diagnosed with Gender Identity Disorder (GID), meet specified criteria and provide supporting medical documentation.

Does This Benefit Apply to Students?

The possible extension of these benefits to students and their dependents covered by an MIT medical plan is under consideration.