Jamison Green, President of the WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health) gave an invited talk at Fenway Community Health Center in Boston, MA on October 20, 2014, where he spoke about the state of transgender healthcare in the U.S. and internationally.
You will find below the audio recording of both Jamison’s talk and the question and answer session that followed. I only had permission from Jamison and not from members of the audience to record, so I cut out the audio of the questions (posed by members of the audience) and put transcriptions of them in the video below. I also removed any personal, identifying information from the transcribed questions and from Jamison’s answers. I made revisions to some of the transcribed questions in order to provide clarity. In instances where I could not understand parts of a question in the recording, I put my best guess in the transcription as to what the person had asked.
I did not have a microphone on Jamison, so the audio recording is not the best, but I enhanced the voice aspect of the recording and the result is, for the most part, understandable. I have not transcribed Jamison’s talk or his answers to questions.
I also have provided, below the video, links to information that pertains to the event and subject or was mentioned by Jamison during his talk or in his answers to questions.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Departmental Appeals Board Decision No. 2576 “… that the National Coverage Determination (NCD) denying Medicare coverage of all transsexual surgery as a treatment for transsexualism is not valid.”
Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services: Patrick Administration Announces Steps to Ensure Equity in Health Care Coverage for Gender Dysphoria
Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation Division of Insurance Bulletin 2014-03 Guidance Regarding Prohibited Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Gender Dysphoria Including Medically Necessary Transgender Surgery and Related Health Care Services