Pre-Op Transgendered People Angered After Having Surgeries Postponed Due to Coronavirus


With the coronavirus pandemic raging on, most if not all non-essential surgeries, including those for transgender patients, are postponed.

“The waiting times are [extremely long] and nobody knows when things will get back to normal,” says an anonymous transgender patient.

There are transgender activists who claim reassignment surgeries to be “life-altering.” They often are quick to cite the “likelihood of being treated for a mood or anxiety disorder was reduced by 8% for each year since the last gender-specific surgery.”

Despite the reduction in “likelihood of being treated for mood or anxiety disorder,” the suicide rate remains the same for both pre and post operation transgendered individuals. This makes up for 46% of the transgendered community on average.

Since, medical facilities across the country are filling up with confirmed cases of coronavirus, hospital staff have been forced to go digital with the treatment of certain patients. Many doctors have been able to preform routine checks via telecommunications.

GETTR: Leaked Texts Suggest Miles Guo Is Jason Miller's Boss, Tells Him What to Do

This method has proven successful for man transgendered patients who are post operation right now.

“It’s an odd atmosphere,” says an anonymous transgendered patient currently in recovery from some kind of reassignment related procedure. This patient was warned about the threat of coronavirus exposure during the impending recovery period at the hospital.

“The ward is half-empty. [The nurses] know there won’t be any other patients like me for a while, nor any other recipients of [non-urgent] surgery. They know coronavirus patients will be coming, but they’re not here yet.”

Submit a Correction →


National File is committed to ensuring your voice can and will be heard. To keep your speech free, we are switching our commenting platform to Insticator. Don’t worry! All you have to do is create a commenting account with Insticator. We will be transferring previous comments to our new site, and then you will be able to link your past comments to your new Insticator account. If you have any feedback or questions about your Insticator commenting account, please email them at: [email protected]