Transsexual people assume a gender identity that differs from biological sex. Which medical problems have these people? Are they informed about the consequences of their decision to don’t-assume their biological sex? Are transsexuals’ serious health problems known?
Transsexuals’ serious health problems
“Transsexual experiences cause them chronic stress associated with higher prevalence of HIV infection, substance use disorders and suicidal tendencies”, according to a recent article published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. It also affirms that “obstetrician-gynecologists should educate themselves on transgender-specific terminology, gender-affirming medical interventions, preventive health and cancer screening, and counseling for reproductive health and fertility.
The article continues: […]The field of obstetrics and gynecology is uniquely positioned to meet a wide range of health care needs for transgender people, and obstetrician-gynecologists can and ought to provide gender-affirming care for these patients. Despite growing evidence that gender-affirming care is both necessary and cost-effective, transgender patients continue to face barriers to securing insurance coverage, which prevents clinicians from practicing standards of care.”
The bioethical question is whether these people would choose to assume their biological sex and overcome gender dysphoria and in which measure they are adequated informed Read our special report on this difficult matter HERE.
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