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Submitted by Zia, the photographer

“Pre gender counseling questionnaire asks Patient Age, Gender, and ‘What problem brings you to seek treatment at this time?’”


Posted by on March 30th, 2012 at 10:00 am

Category: faces 6 comments »

6 Responses to “facepalm”

  1. fluffy

    I knew I made the right choice in my current doctor when his intake form had, at the top, separate questions for sex and gender, and the gender included a fill-in-the-blank option.

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    Anonymous replied:

    right on!

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    Lane replied:

    Nice. My LGBT clinic has “legal sex” and “legal name” and then a separate space for trans* people to specify their preferred names and pronouns.

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    Brett Blatchley replied:

    Yes!! My doctor did this too!! M/F/transgender

    *Such* a blessing!!!

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  2. Brett Blatchley

    HA!!! Exactly!!!! I’ve taken to modifying forms too!!! If they ask ‘sex’ then I’ll go with ‘male;’ if ‘gender’ then ‘female.’ Sometimes put a big circle around M/F; I wish they had ‘TG!’

    At the local mall, a group conducts a lot of market research and I help them when I can, and they NOW know that I qualify ONLY when they need female demographics. (I most always present on the feminine side of androgynous. AND I do this to help them fill their quotas, keeping their jobs.) Having done thus a few times and having to gently correct them when they’ve breezed through ‘gender,’ calling me ‘male,’ I’ve demurely had them back-up and change me to ‘female’ because as ‘male’ I would be a statistical outlier, as a female, my answers make sense! I do this with a sweet smile and quiet, feminine dignity, secure in who I am. At first, they weren’t sure how to handle me, but now it’s only the new people who don’t know! Anyway, it’s been a privilege to help them understand transgender people in a nice, non-threatening way – they see that we’re just folks too! :-) {Some have said I brighten their day when I zip past with a smile & wave on my exercise-walks!’}

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  3. lee

    With forms I have to fill out, I’m always like either, “Yay, I can fill this in, they’re accepting and acknowledge multitudes of genders!” or I’m like, “Yes, I get to deface this form and stick it the man.” because I’m super weird, maybe. Which is why I really despise online forms..

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