A baby died at a hospital because doctors were told that the pregnant mother was a man because the patient was a transgender mental case.
The incident was reported in a recent issue of the “New England Journal of Medicine,” according to USA Today.
The baby died because the patient told doctors she was a man because that is how she “identified.” So, doctors at the thus far unidentified hospital initially treated the patient as if she was a male. But as treatment continued, doctors eventually realized that the patient was actually a woman and was pregnant on top of it.
Doctors didn’t realize this until it was too late to properly treat the patient and to save her baby.
Naturally, now the medical community is debating this incident and making the mistake of bending over backwards to support transgenderism.
The 32-year-old patient told the nurse he was transgender when he arrived at the emergency room and his electronic medical record listed him as male. He hadn’t had a period in several years and had been taking testosterone, a hormone that has masculinizing effects and can decrease ovulation and menstruation. But he quit taking the hormone and blood pressure medication after he lost insurance.
A home pregnancy test was positive and he said he had “peed himself” — a possible sign of ruptured membranes and labor. A nurse ordered a pregnancy test but considered him stable and his problems non-urgent.
It was many hours later when the doctors finally did a pregnancy test and realized too late that the patient was a pregnant woman.
If the hospital had fully realized they were dealing with a woman in the beginning, treatment would have been much different:
A woman showing up with similar symptoms “would almost surely have been triaged and evaluated more urgently for pregnancy-related problems,” the authors wrote.
Doctors are calling it a “tragic incident” and saying that it is evidence that medical personnel need more training to treat trannies.
But the real lesson is that transgender people need to be given better mental health treatment to stop these sorts of incidents.
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