Ordinarily, catering to people who think or claim to be a gender other than the one nature assigned them is silly but harmless. But now Public Health England (formerly the National Health Service) has implemented a practice that could prove deadly. It has begun inviting men who identify as women to come in for annual Pap smears and breast screenings despite their lack of a cervix on which to administer the first test. But PHE has also stopped inviting women who identify as men to come in for these crucial screenings out of fear of offending them.
The policy is explained, The Sun reports, in a 24-page booklet titled “Information for trans people” that advises, “Any trans woman [born male] will have the same risk as a man and should consider accessing screening.” But the pamphlet also warns, “If you are a trans woman aged 65 who is registered with a GP as female, you won’t be invited for screening.”
The risks are real:
Cervical cancer claims the lives of 900 women each year in Britain, and it is believed the number would be four times higher without screening.
Screening saves lives by spotting cancer early so treatment can begin sooner. Those who are not screened are more likely to develop a more advanced cancer which can be fatal.
Men identifying as women will also miss out on getting tested for a blood vessel defect called an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), from the age of 65 men are invited to attend an ultrasound scan.
AAAs are six times more comment in older men than women, and if left untreated can result in a fatal artery rupture.
We’ve finally reached the point where political correctness can kill.