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Transgender Health Law and Policy Theory Practice Seminar

About the Seminar

 

While access to gender-affirming healthcare for transgender and/or nonbinary people has improved in recent years, health insurance companies and government agencies continue to deny trans people coverage for the treatments and procedures they need. Health insurance policy language, interpretation, and implementation often create disadvantages and barriers for trans people who attempt to access care. In this program, Professor Shauhin Talesh will explore how the contested life of insurance policy terminology produces a reality for rights, but also results in insurance-mediated care that is a socially contested and negotiated process. Professor Alejandra Caraballo ’16 will discuss the practical barriers to care and discrimination that transgender people continue to experience when seeking gender-affirming procedures. Students from Brooklyn Law School’s LGBT Advocacy Clinic will address the particular barriers confronting incarcerated people and Medicare recipients, and how those communities struggle to access the care they need.

 

This program will be held on Zoom with opportunity for audience questions.

 

Co-sponsored by the Center for Health, Science and Public Policy and the LGBT Advocacy Clinic

View Agenda

 


Health Insurance Rights and Access to Care for Trans People: The Social Construction of Medical Necessity

 


SPEAKER

 

Shauhin Talesh

Professor of Law

University of California Irvine School of Law

 

 

MODERATOR

 

Frank Pasquale

Professor of Law

Brooklyn Law School

 

 

 

Practical Realities of Assisting Clients to Access Gender Affirming Care

 

 

SPEAKERS

Alejandra Caraballo ’16

Clinical Instructor

Harvard Law School

 

 

Sofia Kaufman ’22

Clinical Law Student

LGBT Advocacy Clinic

Brooklyn Law School

 

 

Leilani O’Sullivan ’23

Clinical Law Student

LGBT Advocacy Clinic

Brooklyn Law School

 

 

Walker Shockley ’23

Clinical Law Student

LGBT Advocacy Clinic

Brooklyn Law School                       

 

 

MODERATOR

 

Susan Hazeldean

Associate Professor of Law

Director, LGBT Advocacy Clinic

Brooklyn Law School

 

 

Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 19

 

 

More Information

For general inquiries regarding this event, please contact the Brooklyn Law School Office of Events at events@brooklaw.edu or (718) 780-7966.

Requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a disability to attend this event should be made to Louise Cohen, Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX Coordinator, at louise.cohen@brooklaw.edu. Please make your request at least ten days before the event. We will do our best to address accommodation requests made after the ten days.