Hospital grey area
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.