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  • Cátedra UNESCO de Bioética
  • Universidad de Barcelona
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    Facultad de Derecho
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"The Anti-Trans Memo — Abandoning Doctors and Patients"

19.12.2018
The New England of Medicine

In October 2018, the New York Times reported on an effort under way by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to redefine gender as a “biological, immutable condition determined by a person’s genitalia at birth.”1 If that effort succeeds, it will, at a minimum, restrict federal nondiscrimination protections for transgender people seeking necessary medical care. Indeed, it will have damaging repercussions for both transgender and intersex Americans — vulnerable communities that have faced persistent and pervasive discrimination from health care providers, hospitals, and insurers, among others.