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Underway said:And how is your sexuality a "mental issue" that would preculde you from being fighting fit. The two are mutually exclusive.
Gender identity issue however is a medical condition. Does it in and of itself preclude you from being fighting fit? Absolutely not. That's why I said the Military should be made aware and examine whether there are any other conditions associated with it.
"The rates of depressive symptoms (51.4% for transgender women; 48.3% for transgender men) and anxiety (40.4% for transgender women; 47.5% for transgender men) within the current study far surpass the rates of those for the general population. Structural equation modeling (SEM) was used to analyze the data-2 separate models were hypothesized, based on reports of anxiety or depression. "
I can probably go through a medical journal database and pull a tonne of articles with high percentages of correlated conditions.
As I said in my first post. Is it an out right disqualifier? Of course not. Should it be examined in depth? Definitely.