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CDPHE: State women’s wellness center now serving transgenders

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DENVER — A state-run women’s wellness program now provides breast and cervical cancer screenings for transgender women, announced the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Wednesday.

Funds for the Women’s Wellness Connection program at CDPHE can now be used to serve transgender women who meet the program’s eligibility requirements to receive free or low-cost mammograms and Pap tests, according to the health department.

The program was created for low-income women with little or no health insurance.

CDPHE said the new guidelines were revised because of the efforts of Jennifer Blair, a transgender services advocate.

“Making this change is the right thing to do,” said Emily Kinsella, the Women’s Wellness Connection program manager. “Our thanks to Ms. Blair for raising this issue to the department.”

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  • Erik Rock

    My only issue with this is the wording…. A transgender person with a cervix/uterus/ovaries is MALE…transMEN would be the ones needing the pap tests and cervical cancer screenings. It is wrong to say someone’s a transgender woman if they are a female-to-male trans person.

    Mammograms could be for either transmen or transwomen, though.

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