A new doctor

Andy wrote…

I had to come out to an almost-complete stranger today, a new doctor. Considering that only two other people know that I’m transgender, it was pretty nerve-wracking. I think (and hope) it was worth it. I have to wonder, though, does the explaining get any easier? I’m not so confused by my gender these days (most of the time anyway), but I get the feeling others will always be.

How open are you with doctors?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on January 4th, 2009 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice 2 comments »

2 Responses to “A new doctor”

  1. Anonymous

    I’m not transgender, but I thought I might comment anyway. As they say, “a change is gonna come…” I’m sure that, given time, your explanations will be easier: you’re in a much better position than others, maybe, 20 years ago. And it can only get better from here, right? The most important thing is that you know who you are and you are comfortable with you.


  2. Mark

    How well informed are doctors these days about transgender people? If you tell your doctor you’re transgender, do they understand what you mean? Are there doctors who don’t want trans patients? I’m curious whether there needs to be more education and raising of awareness done among doctors and nurses.


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