November 20, 2012
Thanks for answering my questions. Can we talk about one more thing? You said something earlier about me being a guy/girl, which is physically true, but that’s not how I feel or identify. Actually I’m transgender.
I just wanted to let you know because I think having this information will help you give me better treatment. I know I’ll definitely feel more comfortable if you aren’t assuming that I’m someone I’m not.
I haven’t decided if or what I want to do to have my physical body match how I feel inside. Do you or a doctor you know specialize in working with transgender patients?
(You may not feel comfortable coming out to someone as trans because you may fear for your safety. That is OK. You should never feel like you have to come out to someone, especially if you fear for your health and well-being. However, for doctors and other health care providers to be able to provide the best care for you, this may be good information to give them. Find LGBTQ friendly health care providers.)