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Transsexuals challenge rationing decision

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7053.319 (Published 10 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:319

Transsexuals are winning sex change operations on the NHS by threatening to take health authorities to court if they refuse to pay for the surgery. The moves follow decisions by several authorities not to fund gender reassignment surgery as part of priority setting, or rationing, exercises.

In the latest case Gloucestershire health authority has agreed to pay £7000 for gender reassignment surgery for a 30 year old unemployed former labourer, named as W …

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