Transgenderism and unethical medicine

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La Scapigliata writes:

The cases of medical negligence toward transgender persons, and toward children in context of transgender ideology, are mounting.

In this latest case we have a male-identified woman (ie. a “transman”) who presented to the A&E department with acute ear infection and high blood pressure. She refused admission but presented to her GP the following morning.

Her glomerular filration rate (GFR), which is an indication of kidney function, was asessed for both sexes, giving value of 31 mL/min/1.73m2 if she was to be considered a male, and 23 mL/min/1.73m2 if she was to be considered a female. She was diagnosed with renal failure, prescribed a medication regimen and strongly encouraged to stop testosterone.

The patient agreed and went home, and this is where things went from bad to worse.

The next day, she went to a different healthcare provider who restarted her testosterone, changed her medication regimen and encouraged her to reduce protein in her diet, even though she’s been a vegan for over 10 years.

When, months later, she was considered for a kidney transplant, she was rejected because the medical team inexplicably decided to use male equations to calculate her GFR, which, at 23 mL/min/1.73m2 put her over the upper limit of 20. Had the medical team considered how different sex calculation could drastically alter interpretation of the results, and had they perhaps not lost sight of the scientific fact that sex cannot be changed through willpower or cross-sex hormones, her GFR would’ve been 18 mL/min/1.73m2 and she would have qualified for the life saving operation.

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