變性手術前需評估兩年

2013年5月13日

上訴得直的變性人W,在公立醫院接受變性手術由男變女。過去五年,公立醫院共進行了16宗變性手術。

醫管局表示,截至去年底的五個年度,16宗變性手術中,有7宗是由男變女。單是上年度首九個月,亦已進行了3宗男變女手術,宗數比之前三年的總和多。

醫管局說,患有性別認同障礙的人士,會因應情況接受輔導及治療,當中少部分可能需要做變性手術。這個手術對病人的生理及心理,可能造成極深遠的影響。在手術前,精神科醫生及跨專業的醫護團隊,會進行大約兩年的精神健康評估,判斷病人是否適合做變性手術。

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