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Thread: Is it transphobic for a woman to refuse to be treated by a transexual?

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    Default Is it transphobic for a woman to refuse to be treated by a transexual?

    Last September a woman requested that a female nurse carry out her smear test. She was “embarrassed and distressed” when the ‘female’ nurse was a person with facial stubble and a deep voice.

    By way of assurance in response to her initial objection the nurse told her that...”My gender is not male. I’m a transexual”. She further stated in her complaint that the nurse “had an obviously male appearance.....close cropped hair, a male facial appearance and voice, large number of tattoos and facial stubble”.

    The woman decided not to go ahead with the test and she submitted a complaint to the NHS clinic about the matter. The clinic subsequently apologised saying that an clerical error had been made and that “policy is to consider all requests for clinicians of a particular gender”. This statement is a tacit acceptance that the clinic itself does not consider the nurse to have been a ‘real woman’ as so many trans-activists insist that transwomen are.

    Should she have been entitled to refuse to be treated by this particular nurse?

    Ref Sunday Times, pages 1&2, 31st December 2017.
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    everyone has the right to refuse being violated by a deviant

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    Putin must be pi$$ing himself laughing at what has become of the west.

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    Yis are all obsessed.

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    I don't know but you guys have fun figuring it out.
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    The nurse's competence and professionalism should be the only factors here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gin Soaked View Post
    The nurse's competence and professionalism should be the only factors here.
    So the patient’s obvious distress and unease shouldn’t be considered?
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    If it makes her feel uncomfortable then yes she is well within her rights to refuse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nebuchadnezzar View Post
    So the patient’s obvious distress and unease shouldn’t be considered?
    If the nurse was a regular male nurse, then there needs to be a very good reason for the patient to object to a male nurse. Or a black nurse, or an Asian nurse. There should be a limited set of reasons for objecting to treatment based on gender etc...

    Accept that a smear is invasive, and I'd have sympathy in this case. Personally, I've had my 'private procedures' dealt with by female nurses. It is never pleasant and always embarrasing, can't think that a male nurse or doctor would have helped.

    Professionalism does help, however...

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    All of the above said, a Trans woman will always be a challenge if patients have sensitivities and points to one of the many pythonesque limitations of our brave new world of a la carte gender identity...

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