Izindaba interviews with GenderDynamiX and Triangle staff, Addinall, a plastic surgeon and a clinical psychologist--all members of the GSH Transgender Clinic--revealed that more than 90% of transgender persons strongly aspire to a gender reassignment
. Says plastic surgeon, Dr Kevin Adams, who has 30 patients on his 'gender-dysphoric' waiting list and manages four full transitions (each patient undergoing several operations) per year: 'One patient told us he'd happily swop conditions with a cancer patient who has gross disfigurement of the head than forgo sex-change surgery'.
But among the usual questions about religion, gender, sexual orientation and disability was the question about gender reassignment
Of the 4,662 people who answered the question, 300 said they had already had or were having a sex change.
'We will not treat any less favourably a person absent while undergoing gender reassignment
than we would treat a person absent due to illness or some other cause.
It's not as if millions of men will step forward to take advantage if gender reassignment
and jaw pointing are paid for.
The Scottish Prison Service said: "In line with our gender identity and gender reassignment
Plastic is going to have gender reassignment
surgery within the next year. "I have fully and legally transitioned.
Redmayne plays Danish painter Elnar Wegener - later known as Lili Elbe - who goes through a pioneering gender reassignment
operation in the 1930s, supported by loving wife Gerda (Vikander).
At the Child and Adolescent Gender Centre at UCSF Hospital, he meets youngsters who have been diagnosed with gender dysphoria and who are undergoing medical interventions, from puberty blockers to hormone replacement therapy and ultimately gender reassignment
I READ with compassion the story of Frank Maloney's journey from boxing promoter and trainer extraordinaire to Kellie,the woman who she will be when gender reassignment
"The service will cover all the protected characteristics including age, disability, gender reassignment
, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex, and sexual orientation."
She later underwent gender reassignment
surgery to convert her male genitalia to female.
Documentary makers followed Sonny and Cher's only child, Chastity Bono, for two years during her gender reassignment