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Safer Sex Booklet for Trans Students and Their Partners:

Florida State University created a booklet for trans/non-binary people and their partners around safer sex, relationships, and overall wellness. Feel free to peruse the booklet here.

Emory Insurance Coverage for Trans Students:

As of the summer of 2010, the Emory University student health insurance plan includes coverage for mental health care and hormonal therapy. These benefits were proposed by the President's Commission on Sexuality, Gender Diversity and Queer Equality, and you can read the full proposal here.  Beginning in 2011, sex reassignment surgeries are also covered under the student health insurance plan.  Students should consult with their doctors and insurance company about receiving these benefits.

The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health are two national health-related resources that trans students may find helpful.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is also available to provide mental health care for trans students. Please see the below statement.

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)


For folks interested in starting Hormone Replacement Therapy, please note that Emory Student Health Services does not require a letter from a CAPS therapist for HRT services. You may call Student Health Services (404-727-7551) directly and ask for an initial appointment with Dr. Haw. Appointments for HRT at Emory Student Health Services may be limited to specific times a month, so we encourage you to call as soon as you are ready.

Starting HRT can be a stressful and emotionally draining process. It can impact your mental health, social support, and how you experience the world around you. We recommend that you meet with one of our therapists to discuss how CAPS can emotionally support you through this journey. It may also be helpful to check out the different resources and discussion groups hosted at the Office of LGBT Life on campus (http://www.lgbt.emory.edu/).