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people in the UK who've had treatment on the NHS in the last 5 years, a for you.

Have you had to lie to your NHS gender clinic in order to meet their criteria and get the treatment you needed?

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I made a spreadsheet to remove the "see results" votes and then combine votes from Twitter and Mastodon, and it looks like this. Eeeeesh.

@cassolotl i felt like i had to adjust elements of my story and presentation to fit what they were expecting, to avoid roadblocks being placed in my way.

@cassolotl and i'm quite binary and conventional. i dread to think what convolutions and contortions other less binary people or people with less standard narratives feel they have to perform.

@FuchsiaShock @cassolotl

This represents my experience also. I had to retell my life story so many times to fit gatekeeper's agendas that it stopped belonging to me.

I counted this as "not lying".

(also, jesus, the ratio on this...)

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Clicking see the results.
But feel we are certainly going to have to, as everyone going through the GIC we are on the waiting list for has had to....

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