Today I was in the hospital to be with a friend who was scheduled for surgery. For a variety of reasons, she was denied this long awaited procedure and it did not go through. Based on the staff we spoke with, the phone calls made, the departments she had to deal with, it’s only reinforced the fact that so much more needs to be done to educate everyone about the particular needs of trans patients.
Why isn’t more being done? It was a long, confusing, emotional process and I don’t know what I can do to help her.