Medical and insurance gatekeeping of essential gender affirming treatments is exhausting!
It has taken me 3 months to get all the approvals from my insurance lined up so that I can get genital hair removal, an essential step before bottom surgery. This is despite them claiming in their own documentation that these procedures are covered for trans people. And before I could even begin that approval process, I had to get 2 letters from psychiatrists, one of whom had to be PhD level.
Because of this nonsense, I’m not going to be in ideal shape for surgery by August. Hopefully my surgeon can successfully remove the rest with follicle scraping while I’m under.
Oh, and the only way I even got insurance to finally respond was by having my HR person at work badger the insurance company on my behalf.