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A 36-year-old member asked:

I don't have money to pay for daughter sex change surgery and she's really suicidal and depressed. who should i get help from?

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Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
See Below: Your daughter needs to see someone who specializes in the treatment of people planning to undergo or who already underwent a sex change operations (transgendered). If you see that her symptoms are getting worse and suicidal ideations increasing, please take her to the nearest emergency room or dial 911. 1-800-273-8255 national suicide prevention lifeline.
Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
Psychiatry 16 years experience
See below: Solving this problem will require many steps- the first step is to ensure your daughter is safe and starts to feel better. Once safe, her depression can be treated. This will help her approach challenges in a more positive way. For emergencies call 911 or take her to the nearest er. In the meantime, obtain a psychiatry intake at a large medical center.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Anywhere: I believe the data show these people have a 70X higher risk of suicide than the general public. With risk numbers that high you should worry less about funding surgery & more about her state of mind. Find any psychiatric/psychological counseling services you can.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

I don't have money to pay for daughter sex change surgery but at 16 she's depressed?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
It's too early at 16: I would spend time & money in counseling to thoroughly evaluate her/his feelings about the procedure. This should be considered an irreversible procedure and i'd your daughter is convinced about her sexual gender, she should live in that role for over two years prior to contemplating surgery and unless this is an interest state, i would let her carry the responsibility of that decision as an adult.

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