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  • Oregon allowing 15-year-olds to get state-subsidized sex-change operations

    07/09/2015 10:11:01 AM PDT · by dware · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07.09.2015 | Dan Springer
    The list of things 15-year-olds are not legally allowed to do in Oregon is long: Drive, smoke, donate blood, get a tattoo -- even go to a tanning bed. But, under a first-in-the-nation policy quietly enacted in January that many parents are only now finding out about, 15-year-olds are now allowed to get a sex-change operation. Many residents are stunned to learn they can do it without parental notification -- and the state will even pay for it through its Medicaid program, the Oregon Health Plan.
  • Nevada to offer transgender health coverage starting July 1

    06/18/2015 1:45:58 PM PDT · by redreno · 30 replies ^ | 06/18/2015 | By SANDRA CHEREB
    CARSON CITY — State employees and covered family members will have health coverage for gender reassignment and other transgender procedures under a new insurance policy that takes effect July 1. The Public Employee Benefits Program board voted in November to remove language in the state’s self-funded and HMO plans that specifically excluded therapy for gender dysphoria. Brock Maylath, president of the advocacy group Transgender Allies Group, on Wednesday hailed the change as a “significant step” for the transgender community. Previous language in the state insurance design plan excluded treatment designed to alter physical characteristics and any other treatment related to...
  • Transgender Surgery Isn't the Solution

    06/13/2014 7:13:34 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 28 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 12, 2014 | PAUL MCHUGH
    ... You won't hear it from those championing transgender equality, but controlled and follow-up studies reveal fundamental problems with this movement. When children who reported transgender feelings were tracked without medical or surgical treatment at both Vanderbilt University and London's Portman Clinic, 70%-80% of them spontaneously lost those feelings. Some 25% did have persisting feelings; what differentiates those individuals remains to be discerned. We at Johns Hopkins University—which in the 1960s was the first American medical center to venture into "sex-reassignment surgery"—launched a study in the 1970s comparing the outcomes of transgendered people who had the surgery with the outcomes...
  • A New Low… Ron Paul: “We Need MORE Brave Americans like Bradley Manning”

    08/22/2013 7:17:23 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 27 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8-22-2013 | Jim Hoft
    He’s a criminal, Ron! Ron Paul tweeted this out earlier today about Wikileaks leaker Bradley Manning. If anything, we need MORE brave Americans like Bradley Manning. RT if you agree! – — Ron Paul (@RonPaul) August 21, 2013 Oh, and she wants to be called Chelsea, not Bradley.
  • Sandra Fluke Argued for Mandatory Coverage for Sex-Change Surgery

    03/05/2012 5:14:48 PM PST · by hope · 14 replies
    Rather belatedly, we are becoming aware that this supposedly typical Georgetown coed is not very typical at all: [B]irth control is not all that Ms. Fluke believes private health insurance must cover. She also, apparently, believes that it is discrimination deserving of legal action if “gender reassignment” surgeries are not covered by employer provided health insurance. She makes these views clear in an article she co-edited with Karen Hu in the Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law. The title of the article . . . is “Employment Discrimination Against LGBTQ Persons” and was published in the Journal’s 2011 Annual...
  • Boy, 12, Is Having Sex Change, School Announces

    09/18/2009 3:14:28 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 36 replies · 2,173+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | September 18, 2009
    Boy, 12, Is Having Sex Change, School Announces A school called an emergency assembly to tell children that a 12-year-old male pupil was having a sex change. By Murray Wardrop 18 Sep 2009 The youngster arrived for his first term at secondary school wearing a dress and with long hair in ribboned pigtails after his parents changed his name to a female one by deed poll over the summer holidays. However, the boy, who is preparing to undergo hormone treatment and sex change surgery, was immediately taunted by classmates who recognised him from primary school. As a result, the 1,000-pupil...
  • Britain's First Sex-Change Mayor Sworn In

    05/24/2007 1:48:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies · 1,156+ views
    Sky News ^ | May 24, 2007
    Britain's first sex-change mayor is to be sworn in at a special ceremony today. Jenny Bailey, 45, who was born a man, will be made civic leader of Cambridge City Council. The mayoress is expected to be her partner, former councillor Jennifer Liddle, 49, who also underwent a sex swap. The pair met while undergoing hormone replacement therapy. Ms Bailey, who has two children aged 20 and 18, and was once married, had a sex change operation when she was in her 30s. A spokesman for the Local Government Association confirmed she would be the first transgender mayor in the...
  • The Wisdom to Know the Difference: Is Sexual Identity Malleable?

    06/15/2005 11:28:49 AM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 36 replies · 1,639+ views
    Breakpoint with Charles Colson ^ | June 15, 2005 | Charles Colson
    You see them at night in big cities: men dressed up as women, complete with makeup, jewelry, and high heels. Despite their best efforts, it’s not a pretty sight. Nor is the sight of men who take a more drastic step: undergoing so-called sex-reassignment surgery. When these surgeries were first performed at Johns Hopkins University in the early seventies, one psychiatrist—Paul McHugh—started asking questions about the wisdom of this. After all, the outcomes were not women, but grotesque caricatures of them. When McHugh became psychiatrist-in-chief in 1975, he decided to test the claim that men who underwent sex-change surgery were...