Transgender man denied hysterectomy by hospital

SACRAMENTO, CA (WCMH) — The man says that when he informed the staff at the hospital that he was transgender they canceled his hysterectomy.

“They had my medical chart for weeks, and it says clearly on that transgender identity dysphoria,” Evan Minton told KTXL.

Minton, who was born a female, said there is emotional stress with each level of transformation.

“I will get anxiety, I will get a lot of gender dysphoria which makes me feel like I want to crawl out of my own skin,” Minton said.

But now, his transformation has been put on hold.

“I need to get the hysterectomy at least three months prior to the phalloplasty,” Minton told KTXL. “If I don’t get this hysterectomy immediately, my life is on hold.”

The hospital, Dignity Health’s Mercy San Juan Medical Center, said it’s their policy not to perform sterilization services.

But Minton said his doctor read through the hospital’s policies and couldn’t find it anywhere. In the meantime, his doctor is trying to find another hospital to perform the procedure.

“I don’t know how much longer I’m going to be able to live like this,” Minton said.

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