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Delays terrible for transsexuals

in NEW ZEALAND, 13/10/2012

This week I was saddened to hear of the recent death of a transsexual. It appears it was a suicide. What caused her to do this? Frustration, loneliness, anxiety, are all likely answers. I can  empathise very much, having tried to kill myself in the past. Our medical system is partly to blame and also the transgender community. The woman had an orchidectomy (castration) some years back as part of her transition from male to female.

How many transsexuals kill themselves because of these frustrations with the system and lack of understanding?

The Heath Ministry needs to realise that if there wasn't this ridiculous waiting list and time there would be fewer costly medical interventions and deaths.

Transsexuals would be less of a burden on society and able to be part of it.

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