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Are sex change operations really a priority?

WE now know that Northern Ireland is the worst place in the UK for health service surgical waiting lists. Yet, for those who wish to change sex, the waiting list here is the lowest in the UK.

It is only a 13-week waiting list for transgender surgery in Northern Ireland, compared to the rest of the UK, which can be 100 weeks, or more.

Why is expensive surgery for this group of people more of a priority than for someone requiring hip or knee replacements? Or treatment for Parkinson's, which can take up to 100 weeks?

Is it because LBGT pressure groups are now so powerful and vociferous?

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Lisburn, Co Antrim

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