Hospi­tal grey area

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS -

LONDON: Trans­gen­der women who have yet to phys­i­cally tran­si­tion are be­ing al­lowed to share hospi­tal wards with fe­male pa­tients.

The UK Gov­ern­ment has promised for years to end the in­dig­nity of mixed-sex wards but the drive for women’s pri­vacy was be­ing un­der­mined by a push for trans­gen­der rights.

Hos­pi­tals sim­ply re­quire peo­ple to “iden­tify” as a woman to be in a fe­male ward.

A nurse at one city hospi­tal re­ported that a pa­tient iden­ti­fy­ing as a trans­gen­der woman ap­peared to be­come sex­u­ally aroused on a fe­male ward, dis­tress­ing el­derly pa­tients.

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