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    B924 - Gender Reassignment Surgery Bill, TSR UKIP
    Gender Reassignment Surgery Bill

    A bill to change the process of having a Gender Reassignment Surgery

    BE IT ENACTED by The Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-

    1) Gender Reassignment Surgery Procedure
    a) Those seeking surgery will have to undergo:
    i) A one hour meeting with a chartered psychologist in the field of gender dysphoria once a week for three months.ii) A three month waiting period commencing the final session in 1(a)(i).
    b) Those seeking surgery will then require:
    i) A report from the chartered psychologist in the field of gender dysphoria clarifying that the person wanting surgery is fit to have one.
    ii) If the patient does not have 1(b)(i) then they may appeal the decision. This appeal must be dealt within a reasonable timeframe.
    iii) The patient will also require approval from a registered medical practitioner and specialist surgeon.
    c) Surgery will be paid for solely by the patient.

    2) Commencement, Short Title and Extent
    a) This act shall come into effect immediately.
    b) This act may be cited as the Gender Reassignment Surgery Act.
    c) This act may apply to the whole of the United Kingdom.
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    I'll be needing eye reassignment surgery to read this!

    And nay. If you were born in the body of the opposite gender, that is a medical problem that should be treated free of charge by the NHS. And if you weren't but want to pay to change your gender anyway, you should be able to do that without meeting with medical professionals, it's your body after all.
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    I think if you're going to require them to go through extensive psychological visits only to turn around and say "Okay we think you actually should be allowed to change bodies, but we're not going to fund your genuine issue soz" then that's ridiculous.

    It should be funded in the circumstances presented above^
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    (Original post by cranbrook_aspie)
    And if you weren't but want to pay to change your gender anyway, you should be able to do that without meeting with medical professionals, it's your body after all.
    This, imo.
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    How did I know that this was a UKIP bill?

    Also nay.
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    (Original post by cranbrook_aspie)
    I'll be needing eye reassignment surgery to read this!

    And nay. If you were born in the body of the opposite gender, that is a medical problem that should be treated free of charge by the NHS. And if you weren't but want to pay to change your gender anyway, you should be able to do that without meeting with medical professionals, it's your body after all.
    So should we fund any and all medical procedures fully? How much do you suggest we increase the NHS budget to accommodate this?
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    So should we fund any and all medical procedures fully? How much do you suggest we increase the NHS budget to accommodate this?
    The whole point of the NHS is that any and all necessary medical procedures get funded fully.
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    (Original post by cranbrook_aspie)
    The whole point of the NHS is that any and all necessary medical procedures get funded fully.
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    Get rid of s1(c) and I can support this.
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    (Original post by cranbrook_aspie)
    The whole point of the NHS is that any and all necessary medical procedures get funded fully.
    Necessity is subjective.
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    Aye.
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    I would support this if 1c was scrapped.

    (Original post by Inexorably)
    I think if you're going to require them to go through extensive psychological visits only to turn around and say "Okay we think you actually should be allowed to change bodies, but we're not going to fund your genuine issue soz" then that's ridiculous.

    It should be funded in the circumstances presented above^
    I completely agree with this
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    (Original post by cranbrook_aspie)
    The whole point of the NHS is that any and all necessary medical procedures get funded fully.
    Define necessary, some would say that it's anything and everything, others would limit it to the trivial and more common life threatening

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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Define necessary, some would say that it's anything and everything, others would limit it to the trivial and more common life threatening

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    When someone has a medical issue that cannot safely be treated by someone who is not a medical professional.
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    I would question TSR UKIP's knowledge in this area in regards of this area, just for the record
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    1. At least make it readable.
    2. Why the lengthy process when in the end it's funded by the patient anyway? If they want to do it, it's their body and their money. I don't care as long as the taxpayer doesn't have to fund their deep emotional scars from childhood.
    3. This sort of thing shouldn't be funded by the NHS and that's all there is to say, I believe.
    4. If such a thing is to be funded by the NHS, then I agree the patients should undergo a thorough psychological evaluation and therapy before resorting to the final solution. However, this isn't something to be defined in five sentences.
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    I noted that there is no minimum age, not that I would expect any of the professionals in the field to be prepared to meet with anyone under 18.

    As for UKIPs' knowledge in the field, they could ask their member and former London Mayoral candidate Kellie Maloney.
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    (Original post by cranbrook_aspie)
    I'll be needing eye reassignment surgery to read this!

    And nay. If you were born in the body of the opposite gender, that is a medical problem that should be treated free of charge by the NHS. And if you weren't but want to pay to change your gender anyway, you should be able to do that without meeting with medical professionals, it's your body after all.
    Paying to irreversibly damage someones body and playing into their mental health problem is not what should be considered as necessary for the NHS to provide.
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    (Original post by cranbrook_aspie)
    When someone has a medical issue that cannot safely be treated by someone who is not a medical professional.
    Congratulations on increasing the NHS budget by god knows how much.

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