Skip to comments.For nonbinary patients, seeking health care can be a painful task
Posted on 11/29/2018 12:28:00 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
When 19-year-old Kam Brooks was admitted to a behavioral health care facility in Sanford, Florida, after having suicidal thoughts, a nurse following her usual procedure asked the teen to remove personal items, including a bra.
Its a chest binder, not a bra, Brooks, who identifies as neither male nor female but as gender nonbinary, responded before changing into a long-sleeve shirt and gray sweatpants.
During another interaction at the same facility, Aspire Health Partners, a nonprofit that caters to low-income patients, a counselor asked if Brooks was "male or female." This question, Brooks lamented, ignored the possibility that someone could identify as neither or as somewhere in between.
I went with the lesser of two evils and decided to portray myself as a man, said Brooks, who had been struggling with gender dysphoria, a conflict between a person's gender assigned at birth and the gender with which they identify.
I didnt want to re-educate them on the correct terminology, Brooks added. I just wanted to get out of there.
Brooks, who was assigned female at birth and and uses they/them pronouns, was eventually put on a list of female patients by the nursing staff and repeatedly referred to as a girl.
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No, she were BORN female. SHE wasn't "assigned."
I would like to imagine the behavioral health facility was able to help the poor young woman, but it doesn’t seem likely.
The world is getting soooooo damn strange.
“When 19-year-old Kam Brooks was admitted to a behavioral health care facility in Sanford, Florida, after having suicidal thoughts...
“’Its a chest binder, not a bra,’ Brooks ... responded...”
I think I see the problem.
STOP ENABLING MENTAL ILLNESS!!!
No wonder they are suicidal. They are incredibly self-focused. Self-focused people tend to be suicidal because no one besides them recognizes their immense greatness.
Well, she was in a psychiatric facility.
i sometimes wonder if God is just shaking His head in disbelief of how someof the people He created to be unique and special as He created, are instead trying to throw it all away for their own self made lunatic life.
In some abstract way I envy these people. They obviously have limitless free time (which they use to create their own problems).
If I had that free time, I would be spending it on much more fun and productive pursuits!
One things for certain it’s not animal or mineral, judging by the lack of brainwave activity.
“Brooks, who was assigned female at birth and and uses they/them pronouns,...”
“They,” because Legion is many.
Anyone using the term ‘nonbinary patient’ with a straight face should be tasered caned and deported.
Insanity does have drawbacks...
I would simply tell my boss - I am not qualified to treat this person. As a new gender, they clearly require skills I do not have. Find someone else to do it.
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