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Transgender people use a lot of hormone treatments and surgeries to transform themselves – and that’s quite expensive.

According to, there are pages upon pages of medical reasons that could keep a person from the military, either permanently or temporarily.

If you have bad — or no — teeth, those are grounds to keep you out of the U.S. military. So is having a hernia or being too overweight after gastric bypass surgery.

Here are just 34:

  • Too Short: Men below 60 inches; women 58 inches
  • Too Tall: Men above 80 inches; women above 80 inches
  • Silicone Breast Implants
  • Endometriosis
  • Persistent Ovarian Cysts
  • Abnormal Pap Smear
  • Organ Transplant Recipient
  • Undescended Testicle
  • Epididymitis – caused by STDs
  • Amputated Penis if Stump Prevents Proper Urination
  • Absence of a Kidney
  • Deformity of Skull, Face, or Jaw
  • Spastic Neck
  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Varicose Veins – Venous Incompetence
  • Unrepaired Cleft Palate or Lip
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Epilepsy
  • Head Shunt
  • Certain Types of Head Injuries
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Psychosis
  • Anti-Social Behaviors
  • Personality Disorder
  • Certain Types of Acne
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Sun Sensitivity
  • Plantar Warts
  • Fused or Bent Spine
  • Tuberculosis
  • Allergies to Insects That Can Cause Anaphylaxis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Cancer




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