“The addition of sexual reassignment surgery with a $50,000 cap makes Duke’s student health care plan one of the most, if not the most, transgender-inclusive plans in the country,” Sunny Frothingham, the incoming outreach chair for Blue Devils United (BDU), an advocacy group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) undergraduates, is quoted by the Chronicle as saying. “This is a huge step forward for Duke.”While this quote references "sexual reassignment surgery," the rest of the article makes a point to call the procedure "gender confirmation surgery" -- much more positive language. I don't remember coming across this term in Stryker reading. Likely, it's another example of the fast evolution of terms regarding transgender issues.
Also, the end of the article references HRC research: "According to the Human Rights Campaign, the number of major U.S. companies covering the cost of gender confirmation surgery for transgender workers has more than doubled as of 2011."