Health Care Endorses Surgery

 - Aug 20, 2007   Updated: Aug 9 2011
References: suntimes & msnbc.msn
A panel of Brazilian federal judges have ordered the health care system to pay for sex-change operations. The Brazilian government has 30 days to offer the procedure or face fines of $5,000 a day. Will this lead to a rise in the export of Brazil nuts?

Brazil isn't the only country funding plastic surgery. A few months ago, Trend Hunter featured an article about liposuction loans being given out in Lebanon:

Implications - All in all, this is pretty remarkable news. The Health Minister has stated that he was prompted by the judges' opinions. Nevertheless, there is still a high-tech team analyzing the procedure and pondering whether it deserves to be included in the list of constitutionally protected medical actions. This will be an interesting case to follow.