Transgender cases furious over NHS treating them the same as other women
The vigorousness service has been attacked for “distressing” the trans community.
Those changing their sex from female to manly receive central NHS funding for chest reconstruction.
But those changing sex from mans to female have their cases reviewed by local health embark ons.
James Morton, manager of the Scottish Trans Alliance said: “It’s de facto discriminatory at the moment and trans-phobically motivated as far as we can see.
“It’s the classic thing where it’s not accompanied as medically necessary but as a lifestyle choice.”
NHS psychiatrists refer men who identify as ladies under the same rules as those born female.
Transgender activists required this causes “severe psychological distress” to those transitioning.
Transitioning helpmeet Becky Kaufmann, 55, said the rules are “incredibly frustrating”.
She implied: “As a middle aged late transitioning trans woman, after four years on hormones, without enhancements in my breast, I basically look like an overweight middle-aged man. ”
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But for a non-trans woman, if a surgical intervention was vital they would consider funding that. But because I’m a trans chain – no. It’s horrible
Miss Kaufmann, who reportedly has eight adolescents, said breast augmentation requests are rejected for anyone with a BMI leading than 27.
She said: “Even if I was rejected because of my weight, in any other circumstance the doctor will-power say ‘you’re overweight, lose some weight, and then you can get the procedure’.
“I was told nothing. If you don’t blab about people the rules of the game, and then they tell you ‘you lose’ in advance you even found out you’re playing, that’s not fair.”
Eleanor Matthews has been has been scratched for nose reshaping and breast augmentation by NHS Lothian, the Sunday Herald broadcast.
The former fireman, 61, told The Herald: “I don’t understand the logic to it at all. If you’re a trans little woman with asymmetrical breast growth, you don’t get any surgical support, you don’t get any funding.
“But for a non-trans housekeeper, if a surgical intervention was necessary they would consider funding that. But because I’m a trans female – no. It’s horrible.”
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The number of sex swap operations has soared in recent years.
In the last four years 386 Scots won capitalizing for treatment costing up to £11,000 per patient.
From 2002 to 2012 there were nothing but 28 male-to-female surgeries paid for by the national services division.
Work leader Jeremy Corbyn recently said transgender people should be conceded to “self-identify their gender” rather than face medical intrusions and check-ups.