BIID is a psychological disorder and some suffers can be treated by psychotherapy or medication, but amputation is highly controversial. On viewing some of the comments, some people are of the opinion that Chloe is in the wrong by wishing to become disabled. A psychiatric disorder is still a medical condition and Chloe should not be blamed for having this disorder.
For those, who thinks the doctor, who is willing to provide the amputation for £16000, is wrong to do this, would think twice, if they also suffered from this disorder.
What needs to be considered, as it should be for everyone suffering from any condition, what is the best form of treatment for the individual concerned. To treat by psychotherapy or medication will be lengthy and costly. While amputation , will be a quick immediate solution, what will be the long term effects, may be even more psychotherapy and medication. This is not taking into account any costs relating from the resulting physical disability.
I can see why many people believe that amputation will never be a solution. I myself, have a daughter who has multiple physical disabilities and I would not wish for anyone to intentionally become disabled. This would be seen by many persons with a disability to not take disability seriously. To some extent I would agree, but I do not have BIID and therefore do not have the ability or the experience of this disorder to say it would be wrong. To live with any disability is not easy for anyone, especially if you do not have the resources at hand to help. Many, certainly in the UK, have to rely on the state for this help and depending where you live in the UK, may range from difficult to obtain to not being able to obtain at all. The resources are expensive to obtain and maintain and that is where they are even available.
Not easy and I do wish Chole does manage to obtain all the help she needs.