The Australian Army has spent more than $1 million paying for soldiers to have sex-change surgery.
In the last four-and-a-half years, the Defence Force had 27 members who were treated for gender dysphoria, including 17 people who had sex-change surgery, according to The Australian.
Ten of the sex-change surgeries were male to female, which was revealed after a Freedom of Information request.
The Defence Force spent $1,052,330 on the surgeries, not including pharmaceuticals they have handed out.
Members with gender dysphoria are assessed by Defence Force Recruiting individually before it is determined what services they might need.
Soldiers who have undergone sex-change surgery are able to use separate facilities including disabled toilets.
‘Should the situation arise where open communal same-sex showers are the only showers available … the transitioning person and their commander or manager should discuss and agree upon an appropriate arrangement,’ a navy document read.
The report comes after the first gender neutral cadet joined the Australian Army last month.
The cadet announced she no longer identified as a female and did not want to be a male either, the Daily Telegraph previously reported.
The officer-to-be was moved from female barracks and into mixed accommodation at the elite Canberra training academy.
‘Soldiers are not interested in this crap, they want to focus on their real job,’ a source told the publication in September.