21 Jun 2008

Tory MP states that gender reassignment surgery is a choice

Pink News have reported that Mark Pritchard Tory MP or Telford and Wrekin has claimed that gender reassignment is a matter of choice.

Aceessing gender reassignment surgery is already difficult and as one of UNISON's Trans members recently said " until we can get full and equal access across the uK from the NHS it is a post code lottery. Trans people will continue to have to relocate to access treatment leaving potentially vulnerable people unemployed and totally isolated and at greater risk of mental ill health including suicide and self harm".

This is echoed in Krissie's comments on the Pink News article.

Visit Press for Change website to read more about the difficulties that Trans people face in accssing treatment and the discrimination they face.

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