Medical perils of ‘gender moment’ are real


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I was grateful to see Abigail Favale’s research plainly lay out the medical complications that result from “gender affirming care” in the essay “Making Sense of Our Gender Moment,” in the Nov. 18 issue of Angelus. 

As an ER nurse, I would add that the surgeries, hormonal “treatments,” and other procedures these patients undergo complicate their holistic medical treatment, especially in emergency medicine. Because our teams have to sift through complicated medical histories — ones which involve novel interventions — we are sometimes delayed in providing timely and apt treatment in acute situations. 

The ripple effects of this “care” are much more wide-ranging than its supporters might want to admit. 

— Angela, Arlington, Virginia

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