Are sexual reassignment surgeries a waste of medical resources? ?

some people decide to take sexual reassignment surgery even though there’s nothing wrong with their body. They just take the surgery because they don’t like being male/female. 

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  • Emma
    Lv 7
    8 months ago
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    "Are sexual reassignment surgeries a waste of medical resources"

    If you are not transsexual, I would think so.

    Of course, for those that are transsexual, it IS necessary.

    "even though there’s nothing wrong with their body"

    Well that's not true.

  • 8 months ago

    No, it's considered elective surgery like a lot of surgeries are, that is that it's not a medical emergency and it's a surgery that is planned in advance.

    But, many trans people would be severely depressed if they can't have gender reassignment surgery. How would you like to transition and be half way through. Why start something and not finish. 

    There might be coping mechanisms but it doesn't take away the pain of being half way through transition. 

  • 8 months ago

    Yes it is there are people with real problems yet you feel suicidal because you were born with a functioning penis and want a vagina or vice versa? Come on now 

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  • 8 months ago

    "Some people decide to take sexual reassignment surgery even though there’s nothing wrong with their body." WHO GETS TO DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THEIR OWN BODY?

     "They just take the surgery because they don’t like being male/female."  YOUR STATEMENT HERE PROVES THAT YOU DO NOT KNOW A THING ABOUT THIS TOPIC.

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  • reme_1
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    THese people go thru mental therapy and hormone therapy way before they go thru their surgeries. The doctors try to make sure that this transition is what they really want. And yes some people regret it afterwards; at the time they really believe that it is the eright thing for them.

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  • 8 months ago

    There are many things that are a waste of medical resources, including more than 90% of all performed plastic surgeries. People sometimes decide to waste their money on futile things. There's not much we can do because it's their money after all. 

    Transgenders exist because of gender roles, which also explain why women spend so much money on things that might improve their looks (in the eyes of men): plastic surgery, facial treatments, expensive clothing, make up, jewellery, etc. 

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    • Sasha Whitefur
      Lv 7
      8 months agoReport

      Being LGBT, is a natural congenital condition, and many animal species have LG members. (of which humans are one such species)

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  • 8 months ago

    Which is the exact same reason 999 in 1000 people undergo plastic surgery.

    Every person I know who has done it had no reason other than because that is what they wanted with the exception of one who had breast reduction as her breast were causing complications. She now is and walking every day and even ented a marathon.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    They need a lobotomy, the problem is that they have a broken brain not a broken body. They claim to have existed since the dawn of time, but cosmetic surgery is recent.

    Ergo, YES cosmetic surgery is a waste of resources because no one needs it.

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  • 8 months ago

    There is something wrong with their bodies. Their internal environment has the wrong levels of sex hormones and their brain is physically organised differently than their birth gender assignment suggests (e.g. they're more likely to have Holmes-Adie pupils if they're XY than other XY people). Once they've transitioned, they are almost always more productive and more useful members of society, and have a higher income and therefore pay more tax. Gender reassignment pays for itself many times over.

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  • 8 months ago

    If it makes them happy and nothing else does, what's the problem?

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