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There's no reason why someone with a Y chromosome couldn't be fitted with a functional uterus, either custom-made or secondhand, but equally there's no reason why he should. Male childbearing is as complicated and pointless as android robots: we have far too many people already, and if we need more, half of the population can bear them with no need for surgical modification.
I'm all for people doing whatever they want as long as (a) it doesn't harm or disadvantage anyone else and (b) I don't have to pay for it. But (a) isn't satisfied when a male rapist or professional athlete says he is a woman.
Hip replacement and cataract surgery actually saves the state (i.e. us) money
"The government has no money.
And regarding (b), one of the first lectures candidates receive at the Civil Service College begins with the words "The government has no money. It can only spend money raised by taxes and loans (which have to be repaid from taxes)." So anything supplied by the state has been paid for by me. This is important when considering what elective medical procedures should be state-funded. Hip replacement and cataract surgery actually saves the state (i.e. us) money by making old folk like me independent and productive, but it isn't clear how HM Taxpayer would benefit if I were to acquire a functional uterus or breasts.
Male athletes competing against females isn't a moral issue but a practical one.
Not sure what point you are making about cosmetic surgery. Post-trauma facial reconstruction and artificial eyes don't fall into the category of personal vanity,
But adding a functional uterus or breasts to a male seems a less worthy expenditure of public funds
So... you really don't understand that there are people getting cosmetic surgery for reasons other than vanity.
What I don't understand is why you suddenly introduced cosmetic surgery as a response to the statement that "the government has no money."