Medical care providers are already being asked to adjust to a world where transgender patients are being denied basic medical care and their medical records are being seized by police.
The new wave of protests has raised questions about the safety of medical workers, as well as whether the state can afford to keep up with the demand for care.
Texas, one of the nation’s most populous states, has had a medical crisis since the start of the year, when Gov.
Greg Abbott signed a law making it legal to discriminate against transgender people in state government.
Abbott’s law, known as HB 2, is among the strictest in the country and was a direct response to a Supreme Court ruling that said state laws should not apply to gender identity.
But the backlash has only made it harder for medical providers to do their jobs.
Since the law took effect in January, at least 30 transgender people have died in Texas hospitals, according to data from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.
Some of those deaths were attributed to being left untreated by doctors who are supposed to care for people with gender dysphoria.
The data is not publicly available.
The Texas Medical Association, which represents medical providers, said in a statement that the group is “working closely with the health department to ensure that medical providers and facilities comply with existing state and federal laws.”
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But in the midst of the protests, the state has struggled to recruit doctors who might want to treat transgender patients.
“We’re trying to get some of those folks here, and they’re not going to be here overnight,” said Laura McCrory, the director of the Texas Alliance of Medical Boards, an advocacy group.
“They need time to prepare for it, and I think it’s just a matter of time.”
One of the first medical providers who were able to sign up was Dr. Kimberly Stryker, a longtime Houston-area physician and a leader in the fight against HB 2.
Stryer said she was initially worried that if she started the transition, she would have to leave her medical practice and start a new one.
“I have a very high-profile job that I’m working with in the Houston area and I’m trying to keep my house, my car and my children in order, and this is a very large transition,” she said.
Stryers first heard about the medical crisis after a colleague asked her if she wanted to transition. “
But I felt like I could just trust that the best people would be here to help me and do what they do best.”
Stryers first heard about the medical crisis after a colleague asked her if she wanted to transition.
“The response was immediate and supportive,” she recalled.
“She was absolutely ecstatic.”
Styers said she had no choice but to sign on because the situation in Texas is dire.
In the past, transgender people who transition often experience physical, psychological and sexual abuse, harassment and other discrimination.
But because of the law, they now have to go through an arduous process to change their name and gender on the birth certificate and other documents in order to gain access to a new gender marker.
But that process can take months.
Many transgender people are not able to undergo the surgery because the state’s Department of State Health Services, which oversees health care, has refused to issue birth certificates to people who have undergone the procedure.
The state has also stopped issuing birth certificates for transgender people whose gender identity doesn’t match their birth certificate.
That means that trans people who are already legally married or have other legal documents issued by their states will not be able to get birth certificates from the state.
“A lot of trans people are having to fight for those documents and get them to go forward,” Stryars said.
One transgender person who had to take out a loan to buy her birth certificate said the experience made her feel like she was a “burden” and “not a person.”
“You can’t have your name on the government documents and you can’t change your name and you don’t have any rights,” the woman, who asked that her name not be used, said.
Strieser said that if medical professionals were allowed to refuse to treat patients based on their gender identity, it would likely put more pressure on them to treat all transgender people.
“When it comes to the transgender population, that’s where we’re really at in the U.S.,” she said, adding that there are more than 150,000 trans people in the United States.
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