Transgender In America | On Point with Tom Ashbrook

Transgender In America | On Point with Tom Ashbrook.

This radio show was broadcast on WBUR (@OnPointRadio), an NPR Station, on August 28, 2013, and includes the stories of parents, grandparents, children, aunts, and uncles.

It includes as a panelist Andrew Solomon (@andrew_solomon), who wowed so many at TEDMED this year.

As you listen, I think you’ll hear the commonalities that people who are transgender share with all human beings – the desire to achieve their life goals, to be accepted, and to accept and care for others. For me, it was a reminder of the profound, positive effect that health care can have for a person who is transgender – if they have access to it.

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They happened to use my photograph as the main image for the show, which delights me. I believe that one of the most important things a physician can do in society is to help the invisible be visible.

The photograph features Ruby Corado (@casarubyDC) who has led so many in our nation’s capital in support of inclusion and health for all.

Enjoy, comments welcome.


Ted Eytan, MD