NHS is ‘failing’ trans men and non-binary people, Sajid Javid warned: ‘It’s a nightmare’
A letter signed by nearly 200 trans men and non-binary people has been delivered to Tory health secretary Sajid Javid, protesting the failure of the NHS to provide gender-affirming genital surgeries.
“The current situation is a nightmare for trans men and non-binary people and we ask you to urgently put measures in place to support us,” says the letter, which was hand delivered to the Department of Health today.
Phalloplasty and metoidioplasty, two surgeries that construct a penis, have been unavailable for NHS patients since the beginning of the pandemic.
The sole UK provider of the surgeries, St Peters Andrology, stopped carrying them out in April 2021. The crisis slowly came to light in the first five months of 2021, with trans men telling PinkNews they felt left in limbo,