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He said, she said: Getting your pronouns straight!

What if you needed to wear a button like this when you when to the doctor's office?

As I have previously explained, for my master’s research I interviewed 25 transgender women in San Francisco about their experiences with health care. In this blog I’m going to tell you about the most commonly mentioned issue that comes up in the health care setting: the problem of names and pronouns. The single most common complaint I heard about health care was that receptionists, nurses and physicians refused to use the name or pronouns that a particular transgender person requested. Let me walk you through a fictional example so that you can get an idea of what I mean. Imagine … Continue reading

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