Transphobia - Examples - Transphobia in Healthcare

Transphobia in Healthcare

See also: Healthcare and the LGBT community

Transgender people depend largely on the medical profession to receive not only hormone replacement therapy, but also vital care. In one case, Robert Eads died of ovarian cancer after being refused treatment by more than two dozen doctors. In the US-based National Center For Transgender Equality's 2011 survey, 19% had been refused medical care due to their transgender or gender non-conforming status., showing that refusal of treatment due to transphobia is not uncommon. Another example of this is the case of Tyra Hunter. Ms. Hunter was involved in an automobile accident, and when rescue workers discovered she was transgender, they backed away and stopped administering treatment. She later died in hospital.

In Sweden, any transgender person who wishes to change their legal gender must first be sterilized.

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