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.
The Sub Committee on Mental Health chaired by Senator @frances_black will meet representatives of @TENI_Tweets and @BeLonG_To at a meeting in Leinster House, tomorrow #seeforyourself https://t.co/PL2Xb9e0hj pic.twitter.com/aHnk6W95h6— Houses of the Oireachtas (@OireachtasNews) May 31, 2021
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.