Commenting on her findings, Dr. Daphna Stroumsa, urges that all federally funded medical programs includes sex reassignment surgery.
Stroumsa: “Bias against transgender people takes an enormous toll on their health through direct harm, lack of appropriate care and a hostile environment, and through transgender people’s avoidance of the medical system as a result of discrimination and lack of respect. The medical establishment has a duty, and an ability, to protect transgender patients from such harms.”
Dr. Stroumsa’s research is due to be published in the American Journal of Public Health.
Indeed, a very recent study on transgender suicide indicated that frustration with medical professionals was one of the top triggers.
This research is additional ammunition to help force legislative, administrative and judicial action in the way the medical community treats the trans population.
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