Would it be hurtful to request a nurse with specific chromosomes?


A woman who requested a female nurse for an intimate procedure was given an “obviously male” member of staff with stubble and tattoos, who claimed to be a transsexual.

The National Health Service (NHS) patient said she was “embarrassed and distressed” when summoned by a nurse with “an obviously male appearance … close-cropped hair, a male facial appearance and voice, large number of tattoos and facial stubble” to carry out a cervical smear, The Times reports.

When she pointed out what she thought was a mistake, the nurse told her off: “My gender is not male. I’m a transsexual.”

Speaking after the examination, which she ultimately decided to abandon, the patient said it was “weird where somebody says to you: ‘My gender is not male’ and you think: ‘Well, what does that even mean? You are clearly a man.’ ”

In a formal letter of complaint, she objected that “People who are not comfortable about this are presented as bigots and this is … kind of how I was made to feel about it.”


5 Comments on Would it be hurtful to request a nurse with specific chromosomes?

  1. Everybody, let this serve as a lesson. ALWAYS, ALWAYS, stand up for beliefs in situations like this. Make THEM feel like the fools they really are.

  2. She should have told him that if he touches her she would have him arrested for sexual assault!

  3. Bent asshole probably volunteered and got off on it, thinking he would dare someone to complain. Glad she did

  4. OK, so the new rule is: A woman saying I don’t want that person to put their fingers into my vagina is now a hate crime under British law.

    Got it.


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