Britain – Number of NHS sex change operations triples… [2010-04-21 The Telegraph]

Wednesday 21 April 2010


Number of NHS sex change operations triples

The number of sex change operations carried out on the NHS has almost tripled in the last eight years.

Since 2000 a total of 853 men have gone under the knife to become women while in the same time span 12 women have had an operation to become a man.

Back in 2000 there were just 54 sex change operations carried out in the country while last year the figure stood at 143.

The average age for a man having a sex change operation is 42 with only one procedure in the last nine years being carried out on somebody under 21.

Only one operation has so far been carried out on a teenager and that was Angel Paris-Jordan, from Cumbria, who was known as Oliver Wheadon, who had the operation just before her 18th birthday in 2002.

However, earlier this year 16-year-old hairdresser Bradley Cooper, of East Yorkshire, announced that he had been approved for sex change surgery and was on the waiting list.

Sex changes on the NHS, which cost around £10,000 each, became a right in 1999 after the Appeal Court recognised that those who believed they were born into the wrong body were suffering from a legitimate illness.

For a man wanting to become a woman, surgery involves the removal of male genitalia and the creation of female genitalia.

For a woman to become a man, the breasts, uterus and ovaries are removed and male genitalia is created.

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Equal Pay Day Study: Women Earn Less Than Men

From Women’s E-News

A study by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research finds there are only four occupations, out of the 108 occupations with enough men and women to estimate earnings for both groups, where women earn more than men. In the 104 others, women’s median earnings are less, according to an April 20 press release from the organization.

The occupation where women have the highest earnings compared to men is ‘dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers’ (the female/male earnings ratio is 111.1 percent, based on median weekly earnings in 2009 that were $400 for women, $360 for men). The pay gap is widest for ‘physicians and surgeons;’ the female/male earnings ratio is 64.2 percent, based on median weekly earnings of $1,182 for women, and $1,914 for men.

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America is not a Christian Theocracy

From God is for Suckers

20 April 2010


Christianity neither is, nor ever was, a part of the common law. -Thomas Jefferson, letter to Dr. Thomas Cooper, February 10, 1814

Many, if not most Christian Republicans don’t want the government and their tax money used to help the general public with things like health care and other social programs. They claim to want as little government interference as possible, but they hypocritically and constantly push for “faith based” programs which promote their own version of god delusions onto the general population. They have gotten their way with interjecting “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance long after it was written, and the placement of “in God We Trust” on our country’s currency. We are forced to swear in court on their mythology book, to say it when taking the oath for public office and when joining the military (unless we make a fuss about it, which can have negative outcomes when we do). In many places their Ten Commandments from their book of woo is on display in government buildings and even schools (until someone makes an issue of it). They want to force our children to pray along with them in public schools, even though they are free to pray to themselves any time they want without bothering anyone else. They feel the need to drag everyone forcefully into their “faith”.

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