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Mabanja amasumira Florida chifukwa chowopseza chisamaliro chaumoyo kwa ana awo a transgender

Jade Ladue adakhala sabata yatha akukondwerera naye mwana wake wazaka khumi ndi zitatu. Ndipo ngakhale ali ndi malingaliro a msinkhu wake, pamene ana amanenedwa kuti akukhala achinyamata osalamulirika – akuyenda bwino, akutero.

Iye amakonda masewera, kucheza ndi anzake, usodzi komanso kupita kusukulu.

Koma akudziwa kuti kukula kwake kukanakhala koipa kwambiri. Chifukwa si kale lonselo, izo zinali.

Mwana wamwamuna wa Ladue, yemwe timamutcha kuti KF, anakhala ngati mnyamata wa transgender pafupifupi theka la moyo wake wachichepere. Anati adatuluka ali ndi zaka zisanu ndi ziwiri.

Izi zisanachitike, anali kukhala ndi dysphoria ya jenda zomwe zidamupangitsa kukhala ndi nkhawa komanso mantha ausiku omwe amamulepheretsa kugona. Ananenanso kuti adakumana ndi zovuta zambiri kusukulu chifukwa cha izi.

Adanenanso kuti adatembenuka mwachangu atatuluka ngati transgender.

“Anali munthu wina,” adatero. Anali ndi kuwala kokhudza iye.

KF anali kumwa mankhwala oletsa kutha msinkhu omwe endocrinologist wake adamuuza. Zimatsutsana ndi maonekedwe a thupi la kutha msinkhu ndikuletsa kupirira kukula kwa thupi lake m’njira yosagwirizana ndi umunthu wake.

Lado adati akuyenera kuyamba kumwa testosterone chaka chamawa.

Koma m’miyezi isanu ndi umodzi yapitayo, KF ndi banja lake adawonera, akuchita mantha, pomwe kuwombera kwake kuti asakhale ndi nkhawa komanso zoopsa zausiku zam’mbuyomu kukhala kubetcha kotetezeka kwa tsogolo lake.

Chifukwa chake, akusumira bungwe la Florida Health Care Agency chifukwa chowachotsera luso la KF lopeza chithandizo chamankhwala chomwe chasintha kwambiri moyo wake.

Iwo ndi m’modzi mwa odandaula anayi pamlandu wotsutsana ndi lamulo latsopano la Florida Health Care Administration Agency (AHCA), lomwe limaletsa chithandizo chamankhwala chotsimikizira kuti amuna kapena akazi okhaokha ndi amuna kapena akazi okhaokha ku Florida omwe amalandira inshuwaransi yazaumoyo kudzera mu Medicaid. Lamuloli litha kukakamiza anthu opitilira 9,000 omwe apindula ndi Medicaid kuti asiye Medicare yomwe madotolo awo adawalembera ngati chithandizo chofunikira pachipatala, oyimira mlandu atero.

Pezani mitu yam’mawa kubokosi lanu

Dziko losatetezeka kwambiri

Lamuloli likuyang’ana ena mwa magulu omwe ali pachiwopsezo kwambiri m’boma – anthu omwe akukhala ndi ndalama zochepa kapena zokhazikika, olumala, komanso anthu osagwirizana ndi amuna kapena akazi okhaokha. Monga banja la KF.

“Ndikumva ngati ofooka akuwukiridwa pano,” adatero Lado. “N’zokwiyitsa kwambiri, koma chofunika kwambiri kwa ife panopa ndi kupeza nkhani imeneyi [for gender-affirming care]Chifukwa sitingakwanitse m’matumba athu.”

Ladue amagwira ntchito ngati wogwirizanitsa odwala mu ofesi yamano. Abambo opeza a KF ndi olumala ndipo sangathe kugwira ntchito. Amalandira inshuwalansi ya anthu olumala ndipo amapindula ndi Medicare. KF ili ndi azichimwene ake anayi, azaka 5-16.

“Ndizovuta,” adatero Lado. “Pali malingaliro otere a anthu pa Medicaid. … Sikuti tangokhala paliponse kuyesera kuti tipeze phindu. Tikuchita zomwe tingathe.”

Gulu la mabungwe a LGBTQ + omwe ali ndi ufulu, kuphatikizapo Southern Legal Counsel, Lambda Legal, National Health Law Program, ndi Florida Health Justice Project, adapereka mlandu wa federal motsutsana ndi AHCA sabata yatha.

Lolemba, magulu azamalamulo adapempha khothi kuti liletse chiletso cha AHCA pakuthandizira kwachidziwitso cha amuna kapena akazi mpaka mlandu uchitike pazabwino za lamuloli.

Simon Kress, mkulu wa Transgender Rights Initiative ku Southern Legal Counsel, adati magulu azamalamulo apempha chigamulo choyambirira chopempha thandizo ladzidzidzi “chifukwa tsiku lililonse limadutsa lamuloli” – lomwe lidayamba kugwira ntchito pa Ogasiti 21. – ‘Anthu enieni amavulazidwa’ – monga KF

kupewa chithandizo

Pakadali pano, mwanjira ina, Florida Board of Medicine ikugwira ntchito kuti ikhazikitse chisamaliro chomwe chingaletse asing’anga, monga KF endocrinologist, kupereka chithandizo cha dysphoria ya jenda.

Lado adati nkhawa yosalekeza ya KF komanso zoopsa zausiku zidachitika mwachindunji chifukwa cha dysphoria yomwe adakumana nayo zaka zisanu kapena zisanu ndi chimodzi zapitazo. Ngati Florida Medical Council ichita bwino, madotolo ngati KF’s endocrinologist atha kukumana ndi zovuta, kuphatikiza kutaya ziphaso zawo zamankhwala. Zonse pofuna kupereka chisamaliro chotsimikizika cha jenda kwa achinyamata omwe ali ndi ululu wowawa kwambiri, monga adachitira ndi KF

Pakadali pano, KF ili ndi chikhulupiriro chake komanso anthu amdera lawo kuti akhazikitse, amayi ake adatero. Banja lake limapita limodzi kutchalitchi Loweruka ndi Lamlungu lililonse, kumene anzawo amawasonyeza chikondi, chisamaliro, ndi chichirikizo.

Alinso ndi banja lake lotsimikizika kumbuyo kwake panjira iliyonse.

KF adauza amayi ake kuti amapemphera tsiku lililonse kuti asakumane ndi izi, adatero Lado.

Iye ananenanso kuti, ‘Ndichita chilichonse chimene ndingathe kuti ndisakhale mmene ndinalili kale.

“Chimodzi mwazinthu zomwe tidanena zosamukira kuno zaka zapitazo – tidapanga mgwirizano monga banja, zivute zitani, tiwonetsetsa kuti asadutse,” adatero. “Monga kholo, ndichita zonse zomwe ndingathe kuti ndimuteteze ndikuonetsetsa kuti akupeza chisamaliro chomwe akufunikira.”

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