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  • Is Gender Reassignment Surgery 'Medically Necessary'?

    by Peter Sprigg

    December 14, 2017: "Transgender" individuals are those "who transiently or permanently identify with a gender different from their natal gender" (that is, from their biological sex at birth). Some (not all) who identify as transgender seek surgery, known as "gender reassignment surgery", to make their bodies resemble that of their preferred gender.

  • Trump, Congress Should Halt Transgender Military Policy that Costs Billions

    by Peter Sprigg

    June 30, 2017: Last year, without any systematic study of the consequences, the Obama administration reversed longstanding policies that excluded those who identify as transgender, on both psychological and medical grounds, from serving in the U.S. military. The armed services immediately stopped discharging existing service members who suffer from gender dysphoria (unhappiness with their biological sex at birth). Phase Two of this policy-allowing persons who identify as transgender to join the military-was scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2017.

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