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Transgender man sues New Jersey hospital over hysterectomy denial

  • LiberalElite (5950 posts)
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    Transgender man sues New Jersey hospital over hysterectomy denial


    TRENTON, New Jersey —
    A transgender man sued a Roman Catholic hospital on Thursday, saying it cited religion in refusing to allow his surgeon to perform a hysterectomy as part of his sex transition.

    Jionni Conforti’s sex and gender discrimination lawsuit comes as new regulations hailed as groundbreaking anti-discrimination protections for transgender people are under legal attack from religious groups.

    Conforti had scheduled the surgery at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson in 2015. He says a hospital administrator told him the procedure to remove his uterus couldn’t be done because it was a “Catholic hospital.”

    “I felt completely disrespected,” said Conforti, whose transition began in 2004. “That’s not how any hospital should treat any person regardless of who they are.”

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  • Haikugal (6812 posts)
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    1. Thanks for this post. I hope they are successful in this litigation.