Thanks for using my photograph in Trump’s New “Treatment Refusal” Rule Puts Discrimination Ahead of Patients’ Health – Scientific American Blog Network

2013 Rally for Transgender Equality 21175
2013 Rally for Transgender Equality 21175 (View on Flickr.com)

Thanks for using this photograph, taken in 2013, to illustrate this piece written by Harper Jean Tobin, JD, MSSA, Director of Policy for the National Center for Transgender Equality (@TransEquality).

I’d like to add a few things from my own experience.

  1. The medical profession tried this before. It didn’t work, in a devastating way.

    2012 AIDS Quilt DC 13792 - Ryan White and Pedro Zamora
    2012 AIDS Quilt DC 13792 – Ryan White and Pedro Zamora (View on Flickr.com)
  2. A profession already challenged with burnout from not being able to perform well for its patients is not going to find greater satisfaction from performing even less well for them.

    2018.01.20 WomensMarchDC WomensMarch2018 Washington, DC USA 2-10
    2018.01.20 #WomensMarchDC #WomensMarch2018 Washington, DC USA 2-10 (View on Flickr.com)
  3. Because of #1 and #2 above, my generation of physicians came to health care to change everything. We like this century, the 20th Century is really not worth going back to.

    More on this topic in my TedX talk with @ReginaHolliday, with helpful imagery.

A new proposed regulation from the Trump Administration is trying to elevate the personal beliefs of providers above the command to “do no harm”—and above civil rights laws

Source: Trump’s New “Treatment Refusal” Rule Puts Discrimination Ahead of Patients’ Health – Scientific American Blog Network

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