“People who have undergone this commitment who need this surgery, because this is not an elective procedure, show great commitment to the fact that they need their body to be changed in order to live a happy, successfully, and fulfilling life. When this is denied to a person, the results are catastrophic.”
U of I Trustee Timothy Koritz, who’s an anesthesiologist, cast one of two votes against the plan. He says he's concerned students who are still in their teens are too young to make decisions about something that can't be undone. Trustees added sex-change coverage at the Chicago campus last year.