Transgender isn't ‘elective surgery'
Transgender health care is very much a medically necessary care system. SRS is no more an elective procedure than correcting a cleft pallet or repairing a heart defect. It is a necessity, not a choice. No one “chooses” to be hated and ridiculed for the simple reason of wanting to be comfortable in their own skin. It has long been medically established as a much needed medical service. Far too many transgender people have taken their own lives for the sole reason of an inability to access proper healthcare. Let's stop making excuses, justifying prejudice and being callous about the very real and medically necessary need for health care for transgender Americans.