Sex changes costs Defence $1m
TAXPAYERS have been slugged more than $1 million for Australian Defence Force personnel to undergo sex change surgery and for treatment of gender dysphoria. Seventeen had surgery – 10 being male-to-female reassignments – from November 2012 to March 2016, The Australian reports. The $1 million did not include drugs dispensed by the ADF, according to Freedom of Information documents. Twenty-seven ADF members received treatment for gender dysphoria – the distress a person feels because of a mismatch between their sex and their gender at birth.