Oldest sex change at 81 in the UK

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    Oct 12, 2014 8:44 AM GMT
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/real-life-stories/britains-oldest-sex-change-james-4423119
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    Oct 12, 2014 3:55 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree saidhttp://www.mirror.co.uk/news/real-life-stories/britains-oldest-sex-change-james-4423119


    Leaving aside the rightly controversial fact that Britain's NHS - i.e., the taxpayers - paid for this, I think it was incredibly selfish for an 81 year-old to ask for and obtain this. There's no fool like an old fool.
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    Oct 12, 2014 4:23 PM GMT
    I can't speak for him/her, but at 81, if I'm still here, I'd be much more concerned about getting out bed in the morning or to the bathroom in time.
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    Oct 12, 2014 5:11 PM GMT
    When I watched the clip of the man, she expressed great joy in finally being able to fully transition to a woman.

    If she is now happy to finally able to express on the outside what she always thought of herself on the inside then I'm all for it.

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    Oct 13, 2014 12:48 AM GMT
    so what, it doesnt matter what her age is. I as a taxpayer would not mind paying for surgery like this if a individual needed it, compared to my tax dollars going to war machines and used for killing people.
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    Oct 13, 2014 1:28 AM GMT
    DTOBIN2013 saidso what, it doesnt matter what her age is. I as a taxpayer would not mind paying for surgery like this if a individual needed it, compared to my tax dollars going to war machines and used for killing people.


    1. Did/does she need it?

    2. I'll pay the postage for your cheque to London.

    3. Do you object to your tax dollars being used to send 4K of our troops to Liberia on a fool's errand to "fight Ebola?"
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    Oct 13, 2014 1:48 AM GMT
    We are deep into the idiocracy.
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    Oct 13, 2014 1:50 AM GMT
    81years old and a newly minted cunt! Ah! The miracles of modern medicine. The government should have auctioned off the right to de-flower her to recoup the expense to the taxpayers!
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    Oct 13, 2014 3:03 AM GMT
    Good for her. Well worth the 4,000 pounds. I wish Ruth a very content and happy rest of her life! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 13, 2014 4:09 AM GMT
    In the US, don't we spend something like 50% of all healthcare dollars on massive interventions in the last six months of life?

    I'd have no problem supporting this guy, giving him a chance to live as himself for a while, especially considering how much money we throw after people who we know are very soon going to die.
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    Oct 13, 2014 4:36 AM GMT
    She should be happy she doesn't live in the US.

    Liberal obamacare architect Ezekiel Emanuel says: "75 and No More":

    http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/09/why-i-hope-to-die-at-75/379329/

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/why-one-prominent-doctor-hopes-to-die-at-75/

    http://abcnews.go.com/ThisWeek/video/opting-age-25657413
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    Oct 13, 2014 4:22 PM GMT
    I find it hard to believe any doctor would put this kind of extreme stress on a 81yo body. I imagine the hormonal aspects of it alone would be dangerous for the heart. And my god, the surgery?
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    Oct 13, 2014 4:28 PM GMT
    metta8 saidGood for her. Well worth the 4,000 pounds. I wish Ruth a very content and happy rest of her life! icon_biggrin.gif


    There's still time to put your money where your mouth is: I haven't received DT's cheque yet, so I can send yours along with it when I do. 2K pounds apiece; well worth it, what?
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    Oct 13, 2014 6:20 PM GMT
    metta8 saidGood for her. Well worth the 4,000 pounds. I wish Ruth a very content and happy rest of her life! icon_biggrin.gif


    Yes! She has a lot of catching up to do! I hope she's up (down?) for the task.
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    Oct 13, 2014 6:34 PM GMT
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    metta8 saidGood for her. Well worth the 4,000 pounds. I wish Ruth a very content and happy rest of her life! icon_biggrin.gif


    There's still time to put your money where your mouth is: I haven't received DT's cheque yet, so I can send yours along with it when I do. 2K pounds apiece; well worth it, what?


    I was actually born in England. If I lived there, I would be paying into the health care system and I would have no problem with the system covering it. Nor do I have a problem with medicare, a system that will probably need to eventually be expanded to cover everyone, covering it here either. I think that you find it too easy to belittle how important this procedure was to her. If you really want to try and understand, try meeting some transgender people, take a basic psychology class or two, etc.
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    Oct 13, 2014 6:57 PM GMT
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    MGINSD said
    metta8 saidGood for her. Well worth the 4,000 pounds. I wish Ruth a very content and happy rest of her life! icon_biggrin.gif


    There's still time to put your money where your mouth is: I haven't received DT's cheque yet, so I can send yours along with it when I do. 2K pounds apiece; well worth it, what?


    I was actually born in England. If I lived there, I would be paying into the health care system and I would have no problem with the system covering it. Nor do I have a problem with medicare, a system that will probably need to eventually be expanded to cover everyone, covering it here either. I think that you find it too easy to belittle how important this procedure was to her. If you really want to try and understand, try meeting some transgender people, take a basic psychology class or two, etc.


    At current exchange rates 4,000 pounds is just under 6,500 US dollars. Seems awfully cheap. I hope it was good work. That pussy has to last her two or three more years.icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Oct 13, 2014 8:10 PM GMT
    In most countries that offer government coverage for SRS (sex reassignment surgery) the amount of people that pursue the process isn't really that high, and wouldn't actually drive costs up more than a few cents per person. Of course I know how many people love to make a statement out of everything they pay for that doesn't apply to them.

    If I lived in a world where my gender expression was largley rejected by society and there was a surgery that could help me deal with it, of course I would want it available, and of course I would want an option for it to be funded.
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    Oct 13, 2014 11:01 PM GMT
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    metta8 saidGood for her. Well worth the 4,000 pounds. I wish Ruth a very content and happy rest of her life! icon_biggrin.gif


    There's still time to put your money where your mouth is: I haven't received DT's cheque yet, so I can send yours along with it when I do. 2K pounds apiece; well worth it, what?


    I was actually born in England. If I lived there, I would be paying into the health care system and I would have no problem with the system covering it. Nor do I have a problem with medicare, a system that will probably need to eventually be expanded to cover everyone, covering it here either. I think that you find it too easy to belittle how important this procedure was to her. If you really want to try and understand, try meeting some transgender people, take a basic psychology class or two, etc.


    Having lived in SF for over 25 years, I've not just met but know several transgenders. Nor do I have a problem w/ Medicare, having paid into it for over 45 years, provided it goes no further than that and is cut back so it's limited to US citizens who have never been convicted of a felony. (Insert flat-voweled statement of disbelief HERE.) And, I'm not belittling how important this procedure was to this person, but assuming that it was, why didn't she pay for itself instead of foisting the bill onto the NHS and her fellow Brits? You don't have to take a psychology course, which I did in college, to recognize selfishness when you see it. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if many psych classes taught now reject the concept of selfishness, whether it's a virtue or not.
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    Oct 14, 2014 1:22 PM GMT
    What I don't understand is why did NHS pay for the surgery?
    Is it normal in England for NHS to pay for these kind of surgeries? Is it covered under the national health insurance?
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    Oct 14, 2014 7:28 PM GMT
    morphic saidWhat I don't understand is why did NHS pay for the surgery?
    Is it normal in England for NHS to pay for these kind of surgeries? Is it covered under the national health insurance?


    The NHS covers everything, with the exception where it isn't considered value for money. You can still pay for those drugs personally and the NHS will cover the other aspects of your treatment.
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    Oct 15, 2014 1:37 AM GMT
    Will they build me a vagina next to my cock? I want to be a hermaphrodite.
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    Oct 15, 2014 2:44 AM GMT
    The visuals ... *shudder*