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Health Care Spirals Into Stupidity With Special Amendment for Elderly Transgenders

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A United Kingdom board of health launched guidelines on how physicians and caregivers should treat elderly transgender people with dementia because they are a “vulnerable” group.

Transgender elderly allegedly face more suffering and confusion than cisgender elderly persons.

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board crafted policy for elderly transgender people, offering advice on how to help transgender individuals with dementia keep up their desired appearance when they’re no longer able to do so themselves.

The policy also directs caregivers to aid them in remembering the individual’s chosen identity, given they might become confused as to why they are wearing clothes or cosmetics that are not traditional for their biological sex.

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Transgender individual Jenny Burgess, 66, helped craft the policy.

Transgender people with dementia “may wake up one day and they’ll be confused why they’re dressed in a certain way,” he said, according to the BBC.

“They may worry why certain parts are missing from their anatomy. So it’s these sort of things that I’d like staff to be aware of. There’s no simple answer … but it really is a worrying scenario,” he said.

“As dementia progresses a person may not recall their current gender and they may see themselves being pre-transition and be surprised at the physical changes to their bodies,” BCUHB dementia nurse Sean Page said, the BBC reported.

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“This can result in them becoming very disorientated and anxious. They may not understand why they are being referred to as being a certain gender as they cannot recall publicly voicing this preference.”

The health board’s Vice Chairman Margaret Hanson asserted the new guidelines are critical to supporting a “unique, but vulnerable, group of older citizens.”

The policy guidelines come after Britain’s largest all-girl youth organization, Girlguiding U.K., changed a rule in November 2017 to allow children who identify as female to share showers, bathrooms, changing rooms and tents with girls who are biologically born female, according to The Times.

Medical research shows 80 to 95 percent of children outgrow their gender dysphoria naturally and accept their biological sex if nature takes its course.

Top studies also show no mental improvement after gender-reassignment surgery and indicate people who successfully transitioned suffered 20 times the suicide rate of their peers and also suffered lifelong mental health issues.

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There hasn’t been a single long-term randomized study on the effects of hormone-blocking treatments on children.

Moreover, no laws currently govern or regulate hormone-blocker usage.

A version of this article previously appeared on The Daily Caller News Foundation website. 

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Joe Setyon is a deputy managing editor for The Western Journal who has spent his entire professional career in editing and reporting. He previously worked in Washington, D.C., as an assistant editor/reporter for Reason magazine.
Joe Setyon is deputy managing editor for The Western Journal with several years of copy editing and reporting experience. He graduated with a degree in communication studies from Grove City College, where he served as managing editor of the student-run newspaper. Joe previously worked as an assistant editor/reporter for Reason magazine, a libertarian publication in Washington, D.C., where he covered politics and wrote about government waste and abuse.
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