About the organization:
Since 1920, the American College Health Association (ACHA) has served as the voice for student health and wellness. Through advocacy, research and education, ACHA stands at the forefront of issues that impact the health and wellness of our college students. ACHA represents over 1,100 institutions of higher education, representing the collective health and wellness needs of 10 million college students. ACHA serves nearly 3,000 individual college health and wellness professionals and leaders of all disciplines united together to advance the health and wellness of college students.
Statement on Legislation Affecting Medically Necessary Services for Transgender Patients
"As a society, we have made significant strides in removing barriers and improving health care and outcomes for transgender and gender diverse patients. Individuals feel more comfortable disclosing their authentic gender and are doing so at younger ages. Health care services should be made universal to all and should not discriminate in any way, whether this be on age; race/ethnicity, sex; sexual orientation; gender (including gender identity); marital status; physical size; religious, spiritual or cultural identity; psychological/physical/learning disability; socioeconomic status; or veteran status. This is consistent with the long held values of cultural inclusion, respect, equality, and equity that ACHA has advocated for.
Therefore, ACHA opposes any legislation, both state or federal, that would restrict or limit access to gender-related medically necessary services for transgender youth and adults."
ACHA rejects all forms of discriminatory conduct with respect to: age; race/ethnicity; sex; sexual orientation; gender, including gender identity and expression; marital status; physical size; psychological/physical/learning ability; religious, spiritual or cultural identity; socioeconomic status; or veteran status.
Updated on Jun 15, 2020