It’s what I have been arguing for years – one of many things!
A man who underwent sex change surgery to look like a woman – then changed back – says the NHS should halt all sex change operations.
Charles Kane, who spent £100,000 on operations to make him look like a woman, says he needed counselling, not surgery.
“Based on my own experiences, I believe sex-change operations should not be allowed, and certainly not on the NHS”, he says.
Those and many other treatments!
There are an estimated 5-6,000 transsexuals in the UK. Not a lot to justify changing the rules of society for.
The NHS in Scotland has spent more than £1.5m over the past five years on more than 100 sex-change operations carried out at private clinics and NHS hospitals in England because Scotland lacks the facilities.
A landmark ruling in 1998 by the Court of Appeal in England which recognised gender reassignment therapy as a necessary medical treatment that should be available on the NHS has meant health boards across the UK are required to offer transsexuals hormone treatment and surgery.
So, do these poor souls need surgery or psychiatric help? What procedures was the NHS not designed to fund?