The need to respect a person’s identity: experiences of a transgender man
2 November 2023
doi: 10.1503/cmaj.231476 See related article at www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.230665 One night, I decided to meet up with If I was to summarize my experience in use and whether they identify as any- someone and I was assaulted. [...] I had just gone through some- they were not just asking the people who informed them why I was there and that I thing extremely traumatic, and this experi- look gender-nonconforming or who look identify as a trans man. [...] Yes, my health card still says I am female, and then they just said, “Okay.” I find people tend to sometimes make but I am a trans man,” is a welcoming Somebody came around periodically to jokes or choice comments that are and great first step. [...] She goes by Liz and my experience in the ED, he felt very that’s what she prefers to be called when strongly that I should see my chart and he As told to Andreas Laupacis MD MSc she’s in the hospital. [...] Comparatively, I recently had a bicy- Content licence: This is an Open Access article distributed in accordance with the terms of the During my stay at the hospital, I saw a cle accident and went to an urgent care Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY-NC-ND sexual assault nurse.