Anti-Trans Health Care Discrimination Already Happens Here: Anton’s Story
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has proposed a new regulation that would encourage hospitals, doctors, and other health care workers to discriminate against anyone they don’t want to treat — including trans patients.
HHS claims that under its guidelines, providers could turn trans people away and deny them access to basic health services and transition-related care. These regulations would violate federal law and hurt transgender patients, as well as people who need reproductive health care, survivors of assault and sexual violence, and many others.
We know that transgender people are already experiencing discrimination in health care. We will be sharing stories and encouraging you to share yours to let HHS know the impact of bad health care laws.
If you would like to step up and tell your story, send in your comments by March 27 — that’s just 4 days from today!
Anton Prosser, a transgender man, is one of the many trans people who has experienced discrimination when attempting to access health care.