Health chiefs apologise over claim that eunuch should be gender identity | Scotland

SNP ministers have apologised over a healthcare document that says “eunuch” should be recognised as a formal gender identity.

The paper by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) states that “eunuch-identified people” are the “least visible” group among those seeking “gender-affirming medical care”.

It defines a eunuch as “an individual assigned male at birth whose testicles have been surgically removed or rendered non-functional, and who identifies as an eunuch” and “individuals who feel that their true self is best expressed by the term eunuch”.

The document was mistakenly uploaded to the website of the National Gender Identity Clinical Network for Scotland (NGICNS), an organization affiliated to the NHS, as part of a consultation over proposed updates to its guidelines.

Eunuchs “generally desire to

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