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Just when things were going so well ...... [Aug. 4th, 2008|08:25 pm]
Zoe
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So it's nearly 18 months since I went full time. Things are going mostly well, losing some more of that extra weight. Generally getting on with life plus the normal busyness at work, part of the reason for not updating here for so long.

I really should update more often, its been good to look back and see how far I've come.

Anyway, I've got a prescription for hormones at last and was just waiting to bank some sperm before starting them. So my GP wrote to the people at the fertility clinic and this is the reply I got:

You wrote to my colleague, Dr C, about this patient of
yours who is wanting to store sperm prior to gender reassignment surgery.

Unfortunately, we would not be able to provide this within NHS funding. We
are only able to offer sperm storage for men who are undergoing
sterilising treatments for cancer.

In terms of your patient adjusting to their gender reassignment surgery, I
would be concerned that wanting to store sperm would suggest some
uncertainty about whether gender reassignment is an appropriate course to
be following.

Finally, the only way the sperm could be used in the future would be
through a surrogacy arrangement. At present, we do not offer surrogacy
through the unit here and are not intending to do so in the foreseeable
future.

I am sorry that we would not be able to offer sperm storage for z303.

I have sent a copy of this letter to her for her information.

With best wishes

Your sincerely

This from the top bloke at the place, so not the best of responses. The bit that really got to me the most was not getting that you could be T and also L or B,so could end up with a female partner. Anyway, I'm going to wait until I calm down a little before replying and try to find another place that will help.
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