>>9676717>There isn't a profit motive in treating transpeople, the percentage of the population is too small.
Are you sure about that?
If ~0.6% of US adults identify as transgender ( https://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/publications/trans-adults-united-states/
) that's ~1.254.000 people, now let's say that you can get 80% of them to go through with taking hormones ( https://www.ustranssurvey.org/
*), that's around $30 per month on average (source : quick research on a few medical shopping websites), so $30 of hormones per month multiplied by 80% of 1.254.000, that's $361.152.000 (over a third of a billion dollars) per year, now you account for how many years trans people take those on average, and that's a nice fat profit.
And that's not even including SRS profits, because the way the surgery works in the USA, and with operations costing anywhere between $2.000 and $40.000, there also is a fat profit to be made.
* Note that that number might've grown since then, 2015 is a long time ago in terms of trans movement.
The "there's few people so it's not profitable" argument is really bad, there are TONS of counter-examples, just look at private jets or yachts, or in video-games with micro transactions where studios have explained time and time again that their biggest profits came from "whales" that were 1% or less of players but covered the cost of all the other users etc.
Trans people are VERY profitable because you can sell them something they basically "couldn't live without" on a monthly basis and isn't easily replaceable or prone to competition (because, for good reasons, the sale of medical products is somewhat controlled). Exactly for those reasons, trans people are extremely exploitable.