I would love to be put in contact with the University of Iowa to offer training on transgender healthcare. To say that providers won’t touch this area “with a 10 foot pole” is ridiculous. The resources, medical protocol, and provider support is out there.
I am proud of Shay for taken a stance and trying to raise more awareness after his experience. His decision to move forward with a complaint is a way to move UI toward trans-inclusive care.
I will be following this story closely and also plan on writing a letter to U of I.