Run Time: 3 minutes
Author: Dr. Mark Kozlowski
- There are 700,000 transgender people in US – 20-30% avoid coming to the ER because they feel uncomfortable in the ER and 25-30% are victims of some kind of abuse.
- It is important to refer to a transgender person by their preferred identity to improve their comfort in the ER and not by their appearance nor what they were born as – no “he-she” or “it” discussion should occur.
- The ER visit should be focused on the visit and the complaint not the fact that the patient is transgender – 90% of visits have nothing to do with being transgender.
- Do not assume that transgender person has gone through surgery – most have not.
Link to Podcast: http://medicalminute.madewithopinion.com/care-of-transgender/