Military Transitioning

19 Sep

http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/defense-department-covers-gender-reassignment-surgery

“Transgender troops on active duty may qualify for sex-reassignment surgery if their physicians deem it necessary, according to Pentagon officials. ”

“Rand Corp. report estimated that between 1,320 and 6,630 active-duty personnel are transgender. The report estimated that between 29 and 129 troops might seek medical treatment, including hormones or surgery, a year, for their condition.”

This will throw more light on what is considered “medically necessary,” as in many cases just saying you’re trans is all you need to start treatment. Also I suspect the Rand Corporation is lowballing those figures.

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