Trump declares no Transgender’s In the Military

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In a Three part tweet president trump declares the military will not allow transgender personnel into the military.

 

According to The Family Research Council there are concerns about the psychological fitness of persons who identify as transgender to serve (because of high levels of psychopathology within that population5), and about the effect of allowing people to present themselves as the opposite of their biological sex on good order and discipline, readiness, recruitment, and retention.6 However, in addition to these concerns, there are specific costs that will be associated with allowing people who identify as transgender to serve, such as particular medical issues associated with the practices of gender reassignment surgery and hormone replacement therapy.

Another concern would be the cost of allowing Transgender military personal according to The Family Research Council.

{Source} The Family Research Council

“The RAND Corporation undertook an analysis of this question in 2016 and came up with a broad-range estimate that the health-related costs of gender transition would total between $2.4 million and $8.4 million annually (i.e., between $24 million and $84 million over ten years). However, these estimates were drawn from actuarial data based on the estimated increase in insurance premiums for private employers who adopted coverage for gender transition.7 Since the military pays for the health care of active duty service members directly, it is more logical to look at the direct costs of such procedures. In addition, the RAND study made estimates of lost time due to recovery from gender reassignment surgery, but placed no dollar value on this indirect, but very real cost to the armed forces”

 

Do you think this was the right move for the current administration? And why?

 

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