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HSE Approves Gender Confirmation Surgery Abroad For 211 People.

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Gender reassignment procedures are not available in Ireland.

The HSE has approved over 200 Irish residents to undergo gender confirmation surgery abroad over the past nine years.

This cost the state over €600,000 and the procedures were mainly carried out in the UK and Germany.

Eoghan Murphy reports:


Gender reassignment procedures are not available in Ireland.

Patients can avail of procedures in other countries, under the HSE's treatment abroad scheme.

Noah Halphin, from the Transgender Equality Network Ireland, is calling for it to be provided here as soon as possible.

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