I read this story about how transgender patients are upset because they are addressed incorrectly when they seek medical care. Because of this, some people are demanding sensitivity training for medical personnel and are alleging that “transphobia” must be occurring.
Sorry, but I think that the whole transgender rights thing is going a little far when transgender people are offended because medical staff need to appropriately identify them before they receive medical care.
The article states that
“We tell them, hey, if a trans person comes in with a stomach ailment or a broken ankle there’s no need to go on a tangent about what different types of surgeries they may have had.”
Yeah. Good advice. Knowing that a man has ovaries would have no impact on my differential diagnosis of abdominal pain. None at all.
If a woman was taken for prostate surgery because medical staff didn’t want “offend” her by asking her whether or not the “MALE” designation on her ID bracelet was incorrect, you know these same people alleging “transphobia” would be demanding that all the providers’ licenses get revoked.
Don’t want to be embarrassed? Go to the hospital desk ahead of time and explain the situation or call the hospital ahead of time and discuss it with the administrator. Don’t get upset because someone is trying to properly identify you, then scream discrimination when none exists. Make it easy on us and we’ll usually try to make it easy on you.
If you act unreasonably, you’re probably going to end up offended, but it won’t be because of your current or desired gender.