California Spent $4 Million On Gender-Reassignment Surgery For Prisoners

As society radically changes day by day, Democrats are promoting the false claim that gender can be changed, with California leading the way in providing so-called “gender-affirming care” for its prisoners.

Recently, the Blaze reported that, since 2017, California has spent more than $4 million of taxpayer funds on surgeries relating to “gender-changes,” cosmetic procedures, alongside other operations for prisoners.

As such, California has set itself apart from the other 49 U.S. states, becoming the first to have spent millions of dollars on “gender-affirming care” procedures for 157 inmates, four of whom are currently on death row.

To date, The Golden State has spent $2.5 million on operations to construct female genitalia on 35 male inmates, per the Washington Free Beacon. Of the 157 prisoners, 11 obtained breast plants, costing California $180,000. Such a hefty amount increased to $184, 141 after two inmates received so-called facial feminization operations.

The Golden State also had to allocate $224,000, considering that 69 male prisoners received laser hair removals and 40 female inmates had their breasts surgically removed, costing the state’s taxpayers over $1 million, thereby bringing the total amount of money spent to $4.1 million.

It appears that such spending won’t be ending anytime soon as California prepares to allocate nearly $2.2 million for the 2023-24 “Integrated Gender Affirming Healthcare Program.” As its name indicates, the program will offer “gender-change” operations for anyone seeking them. A portion of the costs will go toward the salaries of senior psychiatrists, physicians, and surgeons.

Attorney Harmeet Dhillon, who has represented several “transgender” prisoners in California, argued that taxpayers should not have their taxes go toward things such as “gender-affirming care” – a harmful and irreversible procedure that many who receive end up regretting.

“People who think they’re transgender have rights, and they should be treated with dignity and respect, but it does not include taxpayer dollars being used to do surgeries that are experimental at best and scientifically unjustified at worst,” Dhillon said.

The number of “transgender-identifying” individuals in California has drastically increased since 2014, when just 131 California inmates identified themselves as such. As of today, that number has increased tenfold to 1,847, according to a report.