Last week on the Sexist, we took a look at potential complications facing trans patients at local hospitals. Commenters weighed in with their own experiences:
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Two years ago, Roberta, a 59-year-old Arlington County resident, reported to Virginia Hospital Center for a breast-cancer screening. “There’s a man here to have a mammogram!” a clinician announced across the room when she arrived for her appointment.
Roberta is not a man—she’s a transgender woman who began publicly transitioning from male to female six years [...]
For this week's paper, I wrote a story detailing some of the historical problems that rape victims have faced in attempting to receive a rape kit in Washington, D.C. Rape kits are hours-long medical forensic exams administered in order to collect evidence from a victim's body following a sexual assault. The D.C. SANE (Sexual Assault [...]
The Washington Hospital Center is piloting a new program for treating women who are victims of sexual assault. The "SANE program," or "Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners," will provide "survivors of sexual violence immediate access to a private room where one of 11 specially trained nurses will collect forensic evidence." Sounds good to me.
Fox D.C. creepily [...]