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Oireachtas Cttee. Will Hear Of The Impact On Trans People Of 3 Year Health Care Waiting Lists.

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Trans healthcare described as 'dismal at best'

Trans-people face three-year waiting times for specialist healthcare, as the crisis has worsened during the pandemic.

An Oireachtas committee will today hear trans-healthcare is 'dismal at best' - putting people's mental health at 'unnecessary risk'.

The Transgender Equality Network will say 40 per cent of trans-people have attempted suicide in their lives.

The organisation's chief executive, Éirenne Carroll, says the waiting lists are unacceptable.

78 per cent of trans-people seriously consider ending their lives, but there are three-year waiting lists for trans-healthcare.

Éirenne Carroll, says it has a big impact on people's lives.

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