LGBT, Transgender

On Transgender Health Care – Erie Reader

On Transgender Health Care – Erie Reader:

When is the last time you went to the doctor for a minor ailment and were told “I’m sorry, I don’t know how to treat you,” or “We don’t treat ‘people like you’ here.” Sounds far-fetched, doesn’t it? I mean, what doctor in their right mind would treat a patient so badly, or not treat them at all? Well, the truth is that it does happen, but generally only to those people who identify as transgender or gender non-conforming. Transgender people have been making the news a lot more in recent years, but most of the buzz has been around bathroom usage instead of real problems like equal access to employment, to housing, and to culturally competent medical care.

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