The new transgender treatment regulations, which The Telegraph claims to have seen, will reportedly make operations such as mastectomies, breast implants, genital reassignment, and hormone treatments more accessible.
According to The Telegraph, the report calls for the removal of ‘barriers’ to gender reassignment surgery, which can ‘benefit’ trans patients.
One of the proposed measures is reportedly to allow general practitioners to refer patients for procedures instead of specialists and to make a “single opinion” sufficient in the majority of cases to refer for surgery.
According to the NHS Scotland report, a thorough examination of a patient’s history or mental health is not required prior to referral.
People must not be required to describe their childhood, sexuality, or current gender identity and gender expression in stereotypical terms in order to access gender-affirming healthcare, according to the report.
Access to hormones and surgical procedures can serve as preventative measures against distress.
A transgender person can have persistent gender incongruence without experiencing distress and can still benefit from hormone therapy or surgery.
NHS Scotland has been contacted by MailOnline for comment.
The rules adhere to approaches advocated by the United States-based World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH).
The organization contends that it is unethical for medical professionals to prevent children from receiving the treatment if they wish to prevent the wrong sex from developing.
It believes that the age at which children can receive such treatment should be lowered to 14.
The prominent pro-trans advocacy organization also asserts that eunuch is a valid gender identity.
It comes after Scotland’s highest court was informed that it is ‘incorrect’ to assert that human sex is determined at birth and cannot be legally altered.
The government of Nicola Sturgeon has urged Lady Haldane to dismiss a case brought by feminist activists For Women Scotland (FWS), insisting that it is’very clear’ that UK law permits a man to transition into a woman.
Feminist activists have taken ministers to the Court of Session to challenge plans to expand the legal definition of women to include transgender individuals with a female gender recognition certificate.
Controversially, the SNP seeks to amend the law in Scotland to make it easier for individuals to obtain a GRC.
FWS contends that the change, which the government hopes will increase the number of transgender individuals on Scottish public boards, violates the Equality Act.
Ruth Crawford, KC, representing the Government, stated that a person born male could be legally considered a woman and’share’ their legal protections under the Gender Recognition Act of 2004
Woman, 26, who underwent double mastectomy and hormone therapy to become male after just TWO HOURS of counselling tells of her regret
Sam, now 26 years old, decided to pay for private therapy sessions when she began questioning her gender identity at age 21 and was told she would have to wait two and a half years for an NHS appointment.
After self-diagnosing herself as a trans man based on online research, she was given permission to begin hormone therapy and undergo a double mastectomy after only two one-hour doctor appointments.
Two years after beginning hormone therapy and undergoing a double mastectomy, she developed health complications and decided against undergoing full gender reassignment surgery.
By the time she received her initial NHS appointment, she realized she had made a mistake and informed the doctors that she was now seeking assistance to transition back to a woman.
Sam is now speaking out in an effort to assist others struggling with gender identity, and to warn them of the dangers of undergoing the transition too quickly without adequate therapeutic support.
Sam from the Midwest stated, “I am currently reconnecting with my natural body in its current form, and my life is about moving forward.”
‘My journey has left me with permanent effects, but they do not invalidate me as a woman.
“I still feel regret for the medical steps I took during my transition, but I am working on loving and accepting my body as it is rather than as it was and as I wish it were.”
I do believe that therapy should be incorporated at all stages of the transitioning process in order to assist in identifying and exploring red flags that may emerge during the transitional journey of an individual.
I also believe that individuals should be given additional information to ensure that their informed consent is truly informed.
“It has been a very difficult journey for me, and I have lost many friends along the way who felt that I am anti-trans in some way.”
“I saw a community filled with so many people who had transitioned, and it had finally made them happy. In hindsight, I thought that would be what made me happy as well.”
I didn’t have enough therapy to explore what was really going on with me and help me realize that I don’t need to conform to one of society’s gender norms.
‘Having gone through the process and regretted my decision, I believe I am in a good position to offer a different viewpoint on what should be done differently to assist those who are questioning their identity.
Because of suicide statistics, the industry is under intense pressure from the trans community to move things along quickly. This terrified me to the point where I felt I had to do everything possible to avoid feeling this way.