Can someone tell me why it is that a person who believes him-/herself to be of another gender is given a *** change, when someone who believes he/she can fly isn't given wings?
We can't rewire the brain to work in a more "normal" manner. So instead we rework the body to match the brain. Not the best of solutions perhaps, but given the high rate of suicide associated with GID it's much better than doing nothing. I'm also going with the understanding that the surgery is not a common treatment method, and many people never go that far.
Never mind, they actually have the whole article available for free
As for whether or not any of this is a treatment that should be paid for with taxes, well that's still debatable as you can see.
Also, if you can make me fly with wings stop holding out. I have hired goons you know... Edited, Aug 28th 2013 10:45am by someproteinguy
That monster in the mirror, he just might be you. -Grover