Post by thekittykayla on Oct 25, 2016 9:14:14 GMT -8
I totally acknowledge that people identify differently. People should be able to do so freely and it's not right when they are told they cannot. However, there is a line drawn when it comes to the issue medically. Due to medication dosage in cases, certain possibilities (such as pregnancy), and gender specific probabilities. Even though most people could look at this and be like "Well yeah, duh." I have known EMTS say they had this issue. I mean, they can't pull down your pants and be like "Yup, there's the answer." That'd be a whole different problem. Some people who identify a certain way can really look like the gender they identify with. Yes, most times doctors will have a chart and history with all that stuff but not if they pick solely you up in the ambulance. And if you are in that situation, there needs to be cooperation because they're trying to save you. Examples are things like heart disease is leading cause of death in US women, (like I said earlier) pregnancy, UTIs are very common in women and UTIs can really mess with someone's mental state, and a few other things. This is kinda off topic, but talking to medical professionals about this topic earlier, I saw this and wanted to say stuff. Most, obviously not all because some people are s***ty, medical professionals understand people identify differently. But, they really need cooperation in order to help correctly. I respect people's pronouns and support being how you want to be. Although, a person's health is important and they're not trying to be disrespectful to you.