Forced sterilization

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    Just came across this interesting story.

    The weird thing is there are people out there that think I am crazy for opposing government run health care.

    17 European Countries Force Transgender Sterilization (Map) | Mother Jones
     
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    Wow. I did not know that this law existed, let alone in so many countries.
     
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    Isnt the mere fact that you are changing your gender going to make it impossible for you to have children?
     
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    I clearly did.

    Just goes to show, even if you change your gender legally, you are still the same gender you were as you were born
     
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    Then i guess "he" was not so committed or sure "he" wanted to be a "he" after all.
     
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    As far as i am concerned and in my opinion, removing your breasts and taking testosterone is not enough for a female to be considered legally a male. Nor should a man having breast implants and hormones be enough to legally call him a female.

    This is a good question. If they keep their reproductive parts in working order of the gender they say they are not....should they be legally be allowed to be designated the opposite sex?
     
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    You can't "change your gender" you can mutilate yourself, and people that do such things need psychological help not mutilation.:cuckoo:
     
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    True, your chromosomes will always designate you X or Y, in rare cases there are extra chromosomes.

    However, if they want to be of the other sex.... then so be it. In my opinion, to be legally designated the opposite sex of what they what to be... all reproductive parts should reflect that choice.

    I can see the need to want to reproduce with genetic material of your own and forcing sterilization would be a very hard thing. I would hope that they bank sperm and eggs before they switch sexes.
     
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    Well just because it is on the books does not mean it is used. It is illegal to own a dildo in Georgia but does that mean women are prosecuted en-mass? Of course not. It is illegal to have anal sex in many US states, even among consenting adults and even among married adults, but does that mean that people are going to jail over this? Of course not.

    Also it was the US who started the practice back in the day with its eugenics programs and still has such laws on its books in many states, despite it being ruled unconstitutional. Also the US continued to force sterilize native Americans and black Americans homeless and orphans up to at least the late 1970s and early 1980s.

    Also the article is bullshit. There is not forced sterilization in Denmark for trans-gender or anyone else.
     

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