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Starbucks has decided to increase the health benefits for Transgender employees.

According to Hollywood Unlocked Gender Reassignment Surgery has been covered by Starbucks since 2012. However other surgeries were previously considered “cosmetic”. Starbucks is now covering procedure such as voice therapy, breast reduction or augmentation, facial feminization surgery and hair implants will be included in the health benefits package.

Via Hollywood Unlocked:

The extension of benefits for transgender employees was planned by Starbucks and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health.
Vice President of Benefits, Ron Crawford says the new plan will help employees become who they truly are:
“The approach was driven not just by the company’s desire to provide truly inclusive coverage, and by powerful conversations with transgender partners about how those benefits would allow them to truly be who they are,”