Healthcare

A Big Win for Trans Health Care Rights

Today we announced a successful resolution of the lawsuit on behalf Reid Olson, to make sure that health care plans cover gender confirming care. Olson’s mother, Brittany Tovar, initiated the lawsuit in 2016 against Essentia Health and its employee health plan administrator, HealthPartners.

The parties reached a settlement in which Essentia and HealthPartners agree to continue to provide and cover appropriate gender confirming health care as established by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH).

Paving a new path for abortion access in Minnesota

This morning, Gender Justice, in partnership with the Lawyering Project, has filed a complaint in Minnesota's Second Judicial District on behalf of two healthcare providers and the First Unitarian Society. We are paving a new path forward for abortion access by demanding the removal of a series of retrograde laws enacted by politicians decades ago that undermine Minnesotans' right to decide for themselves whether to continue or end a pregnancy and to access to safe, legal care.