If you're wondering what medical gatekeeping looks like, my surgical center requires, for trans women seeking an orchiectomy:
* living as a woman more than a year
* on hormones more than a year
* a letter from a therapist you've seen over a year confirming gender dysphoria
* a letter a 2nd mental health professional with a doctorate degree confirming gender dysphoria
* a letter from a doctor prescribing hormones
If you're a cis dude:
* a letter from a therapist confirming you don't want balls
Y'all motherfuckers boosting this means Nazis are now reply-guying me all "but I don't want to lose my balls." Dudes straight out here thinking they're going to step on a loose roller skate and Mr. Bean their way into rolling through a therapist's office, getting covered in nut yeeting consent forms, then landing dick-first on a surgical table.
@OhHeyItsAlexis That list is clearly intended solely as a deterrent, there can't be any legitimate justification for such an obstacle course
@DelphineUnseen Or it's a conspiracy by Big Therapy, pulling the strings behind the scene to eke out some extra copayments 😉
@OhHeyItsAlexis do they actually think someone is going to be like, actually wait… later on down the road?
@OhHeyItsAlexis@queer.town you shouldn't be allowed to have those procedures conducted whatsoever unless there is a legitimate medical need
I don't know if you've seen this reboot of Mr. Magoo, but it's like, -way- darker than you might think.
Oh, no, Mr. Magoo never has consequences for his actions, that's the whole bit.
... his nephew tho...
@OhHeyItsAlexis all the same here, but add an additional year or two, plus 4 more years before you can even join the final waiting list you require for treatment.
It's also just as bad for voice feminising surgery.
@OhHeyItsAlexis Yeah, that's the same list of things I have to gather, essentially, to apply to the Government of Ontario to have my GRS covered. I have a two-hour interview with the 2nd mental health professional in like... six months? Ish? (Date not set yet, but that's when they told me they'd be able to get me in.) I have no idea what they're going to ask me for two hours. It's nerve wracking. Plus at the end of the years-long process it'll probably get denied for BMI anyway.
A lil' town for me and maybe some friends in the future.