35.Submission from Miss Roslyn Owens
I am a concerned party as I am a male to female
I have been living legally since the 16 January
2001 and living as and receiving medical treatment as a female
since January 2000 and had a Bilateral Orchidectomy at Leicester
General Hospital by Mr Tim Terry 6 April 2000, Voice Box Surgery
by Mr Clark at Charing Cross 22 March 2002, Rhinoplasty at The
Royal United Hospital Day Surgery Unit by Mr Canter 15 June 2002
but unable to have final gender surgery because I am deemed over
weight by Mr Tim Terry who refused to operate.
I saw my GP at the time, Dr Blackstock, in 1996
who sent me to see Dr Matt Jelley and was diagnosed with Gender
Dysphoria in 1997 by Dr Matt Jelley, Psychiatrist at The Swallows
Community Mental Health Team and was sent to Charing Cross where
I fell out with them and never went back and since then all my
psychiatric treatment has been patchy at the best of times.
The problems with the Bill I have is that I
can only provide any medical evidence of my situation from my
GP Dr Barbara Roy of Elm Hayes Surgery, Paulton because I have
lost all contact with any gender specialist now and my local BANES
PCT who were funding my surgery are making major cut backs in
I also feel the proposed fast tracking to change
the Birth Certificate is a form of discrimination and does breach
the human rights act because we should be all treated as equals
no matter how long we have been living in our newly acquired gender
and would create a bias two tier system.
Any disclosure of are past gender would also
be a breach the human rights act and civil rights.
1 September 2003