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Assessing the implications of allowing transgender personnel to serve openly /

Agnes Gereben Schaefer, Radha Iyengar, Srikanth Kadiyala, Jennifer Kavanagh, Charles C. Engel, Kayla M. Williams, Amii Kress.

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Author: Schaefer, Agnes Gereben
Vernacular: Preface -- Figures and Tables -- Summary -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Chapter 1. Introduction : Study Approach -- Organization of This Report -- Chapter 2. What Are the Health Care Needs of the Transgender Population: Definitions of Key Terms and Concepts -- Health Care Needs of the Transgender Population -- Military Health System Capacity and Gender Transition�Related Treatment -- Potential Consequences of Not Providing Necessary Gender Transition�Related Care -- Chapter 3. : What Is the Estimated Transgender Population in the U.S. Military: General Population Estimates of Transgender Prevalence -- Prevalence-Based Approach to Estimating the Number of Transgender Service Members in the U.S. Military -- Chapter 4. How Many Transgender Service Members Are Likely to Seek Gender Transition-Related Medical Treatment-- Prevalence-Based Approach to Estimating the Number of Gender Transition-Related Treatments in the U.S. Military -- Utilization-Based Approach to Estimating the Number of Gender Transition-Related Treatments in the U.S. Military -- Summarizing the Estimates -- Chapter 5. What Are the Costs Associated with Extending Health Care Coverage for Gender Transition-Related Treatments: Private Health Insurance Cost Estimates -- Sensitivity Analyses -- Summarizing the Estimates -- Chapter 6: What Are the Potential Readiness Implications of Allowing Transgender Service Members to Serve Openly: Impact on Ability to Deploy -- Impact on Unit Cohesion -- Costs of Separation Requirements Related to Transgender Service Members -- Chapter 7. What Lessons Can Be Learned from Foreign Militaries That Permit Transgender Personnel to Serve Openly: Policies on Transgender Personnel in Foreign Militaries -- Effects on Cohesion and Readiness -- Best Practices from Foreign Militaries -- Lessons Learned and Issues to Consider for U.S. Military Policy -- Chapter 8. : Which DoD Policies Would Need to Be Changed if Transgender Service Members Are Allowed to Serve Openly: Accession Policy -- Retention Policy -- Separation Policy -- Deployment Policy -- Chapter 9. Conclusion -- APPENDIXES -- References.
"Recent U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) policy banned transgender personnel from serving openly in the military. Potential changes to this policy raised questions regarding access to gender transition�related health care, the range of transition-related treatments that DoD will need to provide, the potential costs associated with these treatments, and the impact of these health care needs on force readiness and the deployability of transgender service members. A RAND study identified the health care needs of the transgender population and transgender service members in particular. It also examined the costs of covering transition-related treatments, assessed the potential readiness implications of a policy change, and reviewed the experiences of foreign militaries that permit transgender personnel to serve openly"--Publisher's description.
Published: Santa Monica, Calif. : RAND, [2016]
Series: Research report (Rand Corporation) ; RR-1530-OSD.
Topics: Transgender military personnel - United States. | Intersex military personnel - United States. | Gay military personnel - Government policy - United States. | SOCIAL SCIENCE - Gay Studies.
Regions: United States - Armed Forces - Minorities. | United States.
Genres: Electronic books.
Online Access: Connect to eMaterial (Available to all)
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