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What It's Like Being Transgender in the Emergency Room

What It's Like Being Transgender in the Emergency Room

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Visiting a hospital emergency room for medical attention can make anyone feel vulnerable. But for transgender patients, the experience can be even more harrowing. Gaps in staff knowledge about transgender health contribute to patients’ uncertainty about receiving prejudice-free, competent care. That in turn leads to alarming statistics about the well-being of the transgender community.

Today, roughly 0.6 to 0.7 percent of the American population identifies as transgender, and these people have disproportionately high rates of illness and death—in part due to widespread reluctance to seek out emergency treatment and even routine checkups over concerns about the quality of care. (Here's how science is helping us understand gender.)

 

Children with gender dysphoria no longer have to seek court approval to undergo surgery

Children with gender dysphoria no longer have to seek court approval to undergo surgery

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