Once, at a medical appointment, I saw a nurse who seemed unable to wrap his head around the fact that I was sexually active but not on birth control. Even though I explained this, he prodded me with more questions about my sexual orientation than needles to draw my blood. Unfortunately, even the health care we do get sometimes falls miles short of the compassionate, dignified sort we should receive. Outdated misconceptions about gender identity and sexual orientation have no place in medicine, but they can run rampant. Liz M. Even with the best of intentions, medical professionals can make assumptions that lead to mistakes.
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Levine, a pediatrician, would become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U. At the time, she was one of only a handful of transgender officials serving in elected or appointed offices nationwide. If confirmed as assistant secretary of health, Levine would be the highest-ranking transgender official in the U. Department of Health and Human Services, Levine would oversee key health offices and programs across the department, 10 regional health offices nationwide, the Office of the Surgeon General and the U. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. In a statement released Tuesday afternoon, Levine said she was proud of the work she has been able to accomplish at the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
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