Hospital Blamed When Trans-Man Loses Baby


When the man arrived at the hospital with severe abdominal pains, a nurse didn’t consider it an emergency, noting that he was obese and had stopped taking blood pressure medicines. In reality, he was pregnant — a transgender man in labor that was about to end in a stillbirth. The tragic case, described in Wednesday’s New England Journal of Medicine, points to larger issues about assigning labels or making assumptions in a society increasingly confronting gender variations in sports , entertainment and government . In medicine, there’s a similar danger of missing diseases such as sickle cell and cystic fibrosis that largely affect specific racial groups, the authors write. More

20 Comments on Hospital Blamed When Trans-Man Loses Baby

  1. Undiagnosed personal mental illness compounded by societal mental illness.

    A tragedy for the baby; everyone else involved made conscious decisions. On second thought, the baby is in heaven now. Who knows where he/she would have ended up had they survived the pregnancy?

  2. “He was rightly classified as a man”.
    Still sticking by that one. Instead of being an example of how this insanity has driven us off the cliff and actually costs innocent lives we double down on the stupidity of it all.

  3. ““He was rightly classified as a man” in the medical records and appears masculine, Stroumsa said.”
    No it wasn’t. It was a woman who had mutated its body to appear as a man. Nice workup on the admissions assessment, BTW.

    “But that classification threw us off from considering his actual medical needs.”
    ‘Actual medical needs’ that would have been based upon reality, but were otherwise ignored because of ignorance, mental illness and living in a fantasy world. And that’s the doctors and patient.

    This was posted here before, unless it happened again, which, in today’s world is possible.
    What I want to know is- why does this story say ‘baby’ but otherwise, in stories about abortion, they say ‘clump of cells?’ Yeah, no manipulation of the narrative there.

  4. ““He was rightly classified as a man” in the medical records and appears masculine, Stroumsa said.””

    Three terms referring to a female as a male in one sentence (He, man, masculine).

    And we let these people practice medicine, think about that the next time you see a doctor.

  5. “Victims” riding the short Struggle Bus forever stuck in a Left handed circle on the street of dilusional dreams! The only cure for which is a mental institution, but then they’d call it a concentration camp!

  6. “…noting that he was obese and had stopped taking blood pressure medicines.”

    did they do an EKG? They should have. They would have noticed something then, either the presence or evidence of removal. I think the whole thing is bogus, but the medical facility needs to have ‘their assess sued off’ (c. clay)
    And if the baby was delivered by C-section, hopefully they removed any now unnecessary parts for ‘him’ while they were in there, so this doesn’t happen again.

  7. …medical personnel aren’t psychics. If you don’t tell me it hurts, I don’t know it hurts. If you don’t tell me you have a vagina and you don’t look like you have one, I’m not going to assume you DO, and I’m CERTAINLY not going to LOOK…

    …that said, hospitals are generally pretty backed up these days by people seeking minor and even primary care (thanks, Democrats), so the triage process is usually bogged down. If they weren’t overwhelmed someone should have done some basic Q&A with the person about, you know, “where it hurts”, and maybe palp the abdomen. Even if you don’t think “Pregnancy”, you SHOULD be thinking about things like was there trauma, could it be something quickly devastating like a blown-out aneurysm in the descending aorta, is it possibly referred pain (pain that manifests itself in one place but really has its origins elsewhere), inter abdominal bleeding, inter abdominal catastrophe (drunks can have really nasty things like ruptured pancreatic cysts that give a wicked case of peritonitis and can kill by hypovolemic AND septic shock, depending on what burst and how long ago), all the lovely things in an abdomen like livers (again, drunks and drug abusers), spleens, kidneys, gall bladders, etc.

    …it’s easy to Monday morning quarterback, but if this patient is lying about its gender, it may be lying about a whole bunch of other things as well, perhaps to deflect from the fact that it KNOWS it’s pregnant, and – because mentally ill people do crazy things – isn’t willing to ADMIT it. We don’t really have enough information about what the hospital was told, what the patient presented with, what else was going on in the hospital (if it’s a gun club like Chicago or LA, maybe some trauma codes and stuff going on with higher priority, or maybe just one doc contending with an arrest if it’s a little one), and other things that might make someone with ONE type of pain have to wait for someone with an apparently more DIRE sort of pain.

    Medicine is an art, that’s why it’s a “Medical ARTS building”, and it’s going to come down to a judgement call.

    …and we’ll probably never KNOW what was said to the triage nurse. If he/she was very busy they may not remember clearly, and – shocker – mentally ill people may LIE or MAKE THINGS UP to support their delusions, ESPECIALLY if an authority figure like a lawyer is COACHING them to.

    …to me, at the end of the day, it’s the PATIENT’S responsibility to provide CRITICAL information to people they want HELP from, little things like “I’m a woman” and “I may be pregnant” go a LONG way, and may get you seen SOONER.

    ..and the “woke” hospital administration is just as crazy. “RIGHTLY classified as a man”, indeed. If it has a WOMB, pretty sure it’s NOT a MAN, so no “RIGHTLY” about it, chunk…

    …God Bless those hospital workers. I’m glad it’s not MY problem any more…

  8. Lawsuits will ensue, and the psycho tranny will have a lifetime pension courtesy of the Hospital’s insurance company, who will, in turn, increase the hospital’s premiums. So in the end, we all get to pay for this lunacy.

  9. I don’t blame doctors stuck in that position. They’tr dodging lawsuits and have to choose their words carefully in this insane culture.
    What they would like to say is “how were we supposed to know this freakshow pervert was pregnant, it can barely be considered human”

  10. He said he was a “man” men don’t and Can’t have babies, and as we have to take “his” word for it without proof “he” must suffer the consequences. By the way how did this “man” become pregnant as “men/males” do not have the equipment to become so.

  11. MAF, I’m with you. You tell me you’re a man, fine. Men cannot get pregnant, cannot be pregnant, so I’m not going to treat you for a possible pregnancy-related issue. If it turns out that you are NOT a man and that you are pregnant . . . well, that’s on you.

  12. If you wear a mask of Queen Elizabeth does that in fact make you Queen Elizabeth with all the perks, privileges and quirks associated with royalty?

  13. If there are no longer any genders how could it be the Hospitals fault that a non-person/non-entity claimed to be pregnant?

  14. The hospital staff are damned either way. They took “his” word about “his” gender and the baby died so “he” is going to sue the hospital. If they DIDN’T take “his” word, “he” would sue them anyway.

    I wish all these prog vermin would suffer the karma they deserve.

  15. Tragedy that an innocent child died. However, the pregnant person lost her mine before losing her baby, and is more responsible for the death than the medical staff, due to both looking like an overweight man, and insisting she was a man when answering their assessment questions.

    And men can not be pregnant. The ER is no place for political correctness or other looney madness. If someone needs and wants help, they’d better be honest about what they really are. Not pretend they are what they want to be or imagine themselves to be. There is no time to check X & Y chromosomes to determine if they’re sane. X^2 = female no matter what mental madness circulates in the mind.

  16. “Stroumsa would not say where or when the case occurred, and the patient was not identified.”
    One of those stories. Probably just pushing boundaries.

    “the man arrived at the hospital with severe abdominal pain…”
    “…A home pregnancy test was positive…”
    “…Several hours later, a doctor evaluated him and the hospital test confirmed pregnancy. An ultrasound showed unclear signs of fetal heart activity…”

    As a RN myself, I’m going to stick with the Dx that the hospital dropped the ball. ‘Ascultate before you palpate.’ I’d like to see if the assessment included a 4 quadrant ascultation. They should have at least listened for an aortic bruit, if it wasn’t already part of listening to abdominal sounds. I think they just didn’t give the assessment enough attention.
    And I think the whole thing of a ‘man’ having a baby is too whacked out, so it is believable that it got past the ER staff. But they do need to tighten up their ship, assessment-wise over there, wherever that is, if it is anywhere at all.


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