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Coronavirus pandemic highlights barriers to health care for transgender community
CBS "News" ^ | April 10, 2020 | BY LI COHEN

Posted on 04/11/2020 5:55:56 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted life for billions of people, forcing the world to deal with a sudden loss of jobs, security, and regular health care. But for those who identify as transgender, these barriers have existed for years, and advocates fear the pandemic may only make them worse.

One transgender woman, who will be referred to as Jane out of fear for her safety, left her home in a right-leaning town along Florida's Gulf Coast for a homeless shelter in New York City so she can get better access to medical care. She's waited years to get gender affirming surgeries, and finally had two of the necessary procedures scheduled for the coming months.

But since coronavirus started ravaging through the country, the governors of many states, including New York, have ordered hospitals to cancel or postpone elective procedures. Now, Jane's facial feminization surgery and orchiectomy (surgery to remove testicles) have been canceled until further notice.

"Everything I was doing and progressing has been taken," Jane told CBS News. "...None of us know when this is going to be over. So we're all just sitting around. It's been torture."

Amita Swadhin, who identifies as a non-binary femme queer person, is the founding director of Mirror Memoirs, a nonprofit that advocates for LGBTQ people of color who survived child sexual abuse. They said that for people living with gender dysphoria, a condition that causes distress because of the mismatch between biological sex and gender, getting surgery is a "matter of life or death."

"Many of our people struggle with suicidal ideation because what they see physically on their body and how they think of themselves, how they experience their gender, is dissonant," they told CBS News. "Having those surgeries is the way to have more alignment for who they truly are."

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KEYWORDS: china; did; homosexualagenda; mentaldisorder; mentalillness; perverts; virus
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1 posted on 04/11/2020 5:55:56 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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I could not have said it any better myself.
2 posted on 04/11/2020 5:57:23 AM PDT by left that other site (If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all. (Isaiah 7:9))
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Transgender/Transgenderism = aberration


3 posted on 04/11/2020 6:03:20 AM PDT by cranked
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Is this thread a sign that we’re getting back to abnormal?


4 posted on 04/11/2020 6:07:47 AM PDT by DannyTN
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Does the American Psychiatric Association consider transgenderism and non-binary femme queerism to be gender dysphoria and gender dysphoria to be a variation of normal?


5 posted on 04/11/2020 6:08:59 AM PDT by Savage Beast (Thank God for President Trump!)
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"Having those surgeries is the way to have more alignment for who they truly are."

What is the suicide rate before and after?

6 posted on 04/11/2020 6:14:12 AM PDT by Jim Noble (There is nothing racist in stating plainly what most people already know)
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Amita Swadhin, who identifies as a non-binary femme queer person

I lost brain cells trying to read that.

7 posted on 04/11/2020 6:16:33 AM PDT by Ciaphas Cain
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I don’t know about the American Psychiatric Association, but I think they are just deviated preverts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbWfryswRxU


8 posted on 04/11/2020 6:20:02 AM PDT by left that other site (If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all. (Isaiah 7:9))
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Amita Swadhin is an educator, storyteller, activist and consultant dedicated to fighting interpersonal and institutional violence against young people. Her commitments and approach to this work stem from her experiences as a genderqueer, femme queer woman of color, daughter of immigrants, and years of abuse by her parents, including eight years of rape by her father.

9 posted on 04/11/2020 6:22:23 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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Now you’re just being cruel ;-)


10 posted on 04/11/2020 6:23:30 AM PDT by Ciaphas Cain
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I can only predispose this person is a Transgender because of his bio. He has suffer years of abuse by his parents, including eight years of rape by his father.

That is why he is a transgender.


11 posted on 04/11/2020 6:26:54 AM PDT by DEPcom (Social Distancing is working)
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To: Savage Beast

Yep, gender dysphoria is a mental illness not a physical medical condition.


12 posted on 04/11/2020 6:27:35 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

the transgender defect should be counted as likely cause of covid deaths


13 posted on 04/11/2020 6:29:59 AM PDT by bert ( (KE. NP. N.C. +12) Progressives are existential American enemies)
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Just shaking my head!


14 posted on 04/11/2020 6:40:00 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Boycott The NFL! Molon Labe! Oathkeeper)
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boo freaking hoo


15 posted on 04/11/2020 6:47:45 AM PDT by dforest (Just shut up Obama. Maybe everyone should just shut up. Particularly Mutt Romney)
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While not trying to be insensitive I have never been a part of a live saving emergency bilateral orchiectomy for gender affirmation. Sorry. I have seen emergency orchiectomty unilaterally for torsion. But come on. Not every thing is life threatening.


16 posted on 04/11/2020 7:07:40 AM PDT by gas_dr (Trial lawyers AND POLITICIANS are Endangering Every Patient in America: INCLUDING THEIR LIBERTIES)
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...daughter of immigrants, and years of abuse by her parents, including eight years of rape by her father.

They’re not sending their best. Donald Trump


17 posted on 04/11/2020 7:24:10 AM PDT by logitech
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CRY ME A RIVER.....I COULD CARE LESS


18 posted on 04/11/2020 7:38:00 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

We’ve already seen libs exploring the race angle and the fag angle, and the climate change angle. I guess it’s time to roll in the tranny angle now. Stay tuned for the feminazi angle, the poor downtrodden “immigrant” angle, the homeless angle, etc.. All the standard liberal victim-group tropes.


19 posted on 04/11/2020 7:53:20 AM PDT by IronJack
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Definitely a drama queen.


20 posted on 04/11/2020 8:41:57 AM PDT by gogeo (The left prides themselves on being tolerant, but they can't even be civil.)
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