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  •  Personal experience (3+ / 0-)

    An ambulance took me from a really nasty car wreck to the ER a few years ago and one of the EMTs in particular was very I'm not sure the right word but respectful of my transgenderedness (at the time mtf no hrt/no op) & used the pronouns of my pref gender & that was very comforting in a situation that had plenty of stress & fear on it's own, without adding in any additional.

    I have heard that more first responders are getting training on how to interact with transfolk but stories like this this are heartbreaking & while much of the previous discussion has been with regard to the legal aspects, the discomfort or unwillingness of, in particular, health care providers will only be changed I think as trans people have more visibility & people become more familiar with us.  

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