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Thread: Should tax dollars be used for gender reassignment surgery?

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    Re: Should tax dollars be used for gender reassignment surgery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    Nope.

    If private insurance wants to cover it? Fine.

    Tax money going into it? A lot more research must be done. I could give a flying flipping mother****ing stupid ****ing **** if you want to "Feel comfortable in your skin." There better be some hardcore scientific proof before forcing people to have their tax money go into such a thing.

    Are you opposed to tax $ helping any other medically diagnosed DSM level conditions? Schizophrenia, etc?

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    Re: Should tax dollars be used for gender reassignment surgery?

    I answered "Yeah" but mostly just to be obnoxious.

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    Re: Should tax dollars be used for gender reassignment surgery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    The parts of the body that are being removed or mutilated were healthy before the operation. They aren't the cause of the problem, and removing or destroying them does nothing to mitigate the problem.
    So instead, cut out the brain and kill the person instead?

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    Re: Should tax dollars be used for gender reassignment surgery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    What real medical condition does gender reassignment treat?
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    Re: Should tax dollars be used for gender reassignment surgery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Why not?
    I was thinking initially due to it being an elective cosmetic surgery. However someone on here pointed out Gender dysphoria, actually a couple people have. I am reading up on the medical condition and I am reconsidering some. Now I am still leaning toward that I would not support tax money going to it, but I am closer to maybe as I am reading.

    My concern would be people who want a sex change claiming dysphoria to get a free sex change. I don't believe that every person who is transgender is suffering from dysphoria, or people who are mild dysphoria dont really need a free sex change. Now those suffering from severe dysphoria, and who cannot, and who's family cannot, reasonably pay for the operation i am more open to supporting tax dollars helping than I was when i opened this thread.

    I am still reading up on this condition today as I get time, so my opinion may continue to change, but right now thats my "why not".
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    Re: Should tax dollars be used for gender reassignment surgery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    The parts of the body that are being removed or mutilated were healthy before the operation. They aren't the cause of the problem, and removing or destroying them does nothing to mitigate the problem.
    And what qualifies you to make that determination?
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    Re: Should tax dollars be used for gender reassignment surgery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    I was thinking initially due to it being an elective cosmetic surgery. However someone on here pointed out Gender dysphoria, actually a couple people have. I am reading up on the medical condition and I am reconsidering some. Now I am still leaning toward that I would not support tax money going to it, but I am closer to maybe as I am reading.

    My concern would be people who want a sex change claiming dysphoria to get a free sex change. I don't believe that every person who is transgender is suffering from dysphoria, or people who are mild dysphoria dont really need a free sex change. Now those suffering from severe dysphoria, and who cannot, and who's family cannot, reasonably pay for the operation i am more open to supporting tax dollars helping than I was when i opened this thread.

    I am still reading up on this condition today as I get time, so my opinion may continue to change, but right now thats my "why not".
    I was in the exact same boat as you until someone pointed me to articles on dysphoria. I've changed my mind that it isn't elective surgery and is meant to deal with a legitimate medical condition - the fact that it shows up in the DSM-5 is what really cinched it for me.
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    Re: Should tax dollars be used for gender reassignment surgery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    And what qualifies you to make that determination?
    That's just obvious common sense.

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    Re: Should tax dollars be used for gender reassignment surgery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    What real medical condition does gender reassignment treat?
    I think gender reassignment may alleviate major psychological issues for example things like depression. I dunno, this is a subject I don't know very much about but if someone is willing to go through that sort of procedure they are probably very dedicated.
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    Re: Should tax dollars be used for gender reassignment surgery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    I was thinking initially due to it being an elective cosmetic surgery. However someone on here pointed out Gender dysphoria, actually a couple people have. I am reading up on the medical condition and I am reconsidering some. Now I am still leaning toward that I would not support tax money going to it, but I am closer to maybe as I am reading.

    My concern would be people who want a sex change claiming dysphoria to get a free sex change. I don't believe that every person who is transgender is suffering from dysphoria, or people who are mild dysphoria dont really need a free sex change. Now those suffering from severe dysphoria, and who cannot, and who's family cannot, reasonably pay for the operation i am more open to supporting tax dollars helping than I was when i opened this thread.

    I am still reading up on this condition today as I get time, so my opinion may continue to change, but right now thats my "why not".
    I really doubt that anyone would seek serious surgery to alter their bodies if they didn't need it. It's not really the sort of thing that anyone is going to abuse, any more than they would abuse getting an x-ray or any other medical procedure.
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