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Patients Tweet About Their #TransgenderPrivilege

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After a comment was made about a transgender politician’s “privilege,” transgender Twitter users tweeted about their #TransgenderPrivilege (or more accurately, their lack thereof).

While most tweets centered around how they are treated by their family and society, many also dealt with the healthcare obstacles they encounter as patients and what they wish healthcare providers knew.

Their uncomfortable experiences include insensitive or ignorant comments from healthcare providers…

…as well as more subtle, unspoken causes of discomfort.

Patients revealed the painful treatments they had to endure in order to transition…

…and the mental gymnastics of navigating their healthcare.

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