HC Deb 08 March 1996 vol 273 c395W
Dr. Lynne Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many United Kingdom citizens have been treated surgically for gender identity disorder in each of the last five years(a) on the NHS and (b) privately. [19271]

Mr. Horam

The number of combined operations for sexual transformation as reported in finished consultant episodes in national health service hospitals for the last five years are shown in the table. Information on operations carried out in the private sector is not available centrally. Responsibility for the NHS in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are matters for by right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for Scotland and for Wales and my right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

Year Combined operations for sexual transformation
1990–91 38
1991–92 27
1992–93 43
1993–94 20
1994–951 13


11994–95 figures are provisional.


Hospital Episode Statistics.

Forward to