Open Door starts Humboldt's first tra...

Open Door starts Humboldt's first transgender health clinic

There are 32 comments on the Eureka Times Standard story from Dec 5, 2010, titled Open Door starts Humboldt's first transgender health clinic. In it, Eureka Times Standard reports that:

The transgender community will have access to a new health clinic specifically designed with their needs in mind.

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Church of Dog

United States

#61 Dec 5, 2010
look at TerryE wrote:
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more special catering for this crowd. when will this end, and having sent a doc for training in san fran was this privately generated income? Still I would like to see a investigation done by the board of open door to determine if having a special day would in fact hurt the public overall. I agree that if there is a properly trained medical staff available at open door, then the trans community can schedule a appointment just like myself. To justify this by easing the feelings of a newbie, that just goes to prove my original point.
much love
So, assuming you are male, you don't think it's ok for your doctor to go special training to know how to diagnose and treat prostate problems, because that constitutes "special catering"? It's the same thing. Men have different medical issues than women, babies have their own medical issues and needs. Transfolks have their own specific issues. Why shouldn't the community have doctors trained to treat all their community?

“I Support Equality”

Since: Jun 07

Beaverton, OR

#62 Dec 5, 2010
Behind the 8 ball wrote:
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Of those who became "Transgendered" I wonder how many actually DO pay taxes and the percentage. That being said, how many of the operations were done on the taxpayer's dime. I'm sure there's some grant money available for THAT study - provided the results are favorable to the LGBT slant ...
And people wonder why health care costs keep skyrocketing. What percentage of the operations were covered by insurance? Why should straight people have to pay exorbitant prices for health insurance policies that cover transgender operations? It is akin to paying for 500 TV channels when you only watch 5. I don't care what you do with your life but I don't want it to cost me and it does and it IS.
This country can not sustain this touchy feely madness.
JMHO.
Of those that don't pay taxes, I'll bet they wish they could since it would mean they have a job (Yes, I am employed and pay taxes). If you know where the state covers the operation, let me know. I'm sure many would like to know (I paid for my own). The few policies that do cover the surgery are negotiated packages. As for it costing you, I do not think you know what you are talking about.

“I Support Equality”

Since: Jun 07

Beaverton, OR

#63 Dec 5, 2010
Church of Dog wrote:
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So, assuming you are male, you don't think it's ok for your doctor to go special training to know how to diagnose and treat prostate problems, because that constitutes "special catering"? It's the same thing. Men have different medical issues than women, babies have their own medical issues and needs. Transfolks have their own specific issues. Why shouldn't the community have doctors trained to treat all their community?
Some doctors are knowledgeable in this area of medicine. Just not many!
Disappointed

Oakland, CA

#64 Dec 5, 2010
The ignorance is astounding here.

8ball, maybe you should do some research before you open your mouth. To turn your argument around on you, why should people who don't plan to have kids "foot" the bill for maternity costs? The list goes on. I don't believe I've ever seen a case of the government paying for any surgeries, just the basic care that everyone gets. Almost all insurance plans do not cover any surgeries either.

And you pay high costs for other reasons, not this. Please educate yourself.

“I Support Equality”

Since: Jun 07

Beaverton, OR

#65 Dec 5, 2010
Church of Dog wrote:
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So, assuming you are male, you don't think it's ok for your doctor to go special training to know how to diagnose and treat prostate problems, because that constitutes "special catering"? It's the same thing. Men have different medical issues than women, babies have their own medical issues and needs. Transfolks have their own specific issues. Why shouldn't the community have doctors trained to treat all their community?
I should add that my doctor is but then again that is because she is a transsexual herself.

“I Support Equality”

Since: Jun 07

Beaverton, OR

#66 Dec 5, 2010
Sorry about the double post!!

Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#67 Dec 5, 2010
Behind the 8 ball wrote:
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Of those who became "Transgendered" I wonder how many actually DO pay taxes and the percentage. That being said, how many of the operations were done on the taxpayer's dime. I'm sure there's some grant money available for THAT study - provided the results are favorable to the LGBT slant ...
And people wonder why health care costs keep skyrocketing. What percentage of the operations were covered by insurance? Why should straight people have to pay exorbitant prices for health insurance policies that cover transgender operations? It is akin to paying for 500 TV channels when you only watch 5. I don't care what you do with your life but I don't want it to cost me and it does and it IS.
This country can not sustain this touchy feely madness.
JMHO.
Touchy, feely madness? This is NOT just for TSes who are going thru transition. How about those who've already transitioned? Many Drs are reluctant to take on a Trans Patient. Why I don't know. Our bodies work just like any other. And Transexuals don't "choose" this, we're born with it. As far as paying taxes goes, When we can find work, we pay taxes like everyone else. Living in NJ, and being a Land Lady put me in a very highly taxed strata. I sent over $28,000. to the govt in quarterlies plus R.E. taxes, in addition to that which was withheld. What did you pay?
For more on this subject, go to Lynnconway.com Scroll down to the section called "Transexual Women's Successes" and read up on what's really going on. We are lawyers, pilots, Drs, Mega Fund managers, writers, college professors, actresses, engineers. But unfortunately, This success isn't widespread enough to lift everyone out of these needs. So you're saying that Drs shouldn't take care of Transexuals? Why? don't we get sick? why should we b e ignored? As a punishment for being a Transexual? Your reasoning doesn't hold water.
Regards, Terry

Since: Jul 08

Location hidden

#68 Dec 5, 2010
TerryE wrote:
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Transgendered people are about 1%. But that is all transpeople.
Post ops number about fifty thousand people. That breaks down to about a Thousand per state, an infinitissmal number.
Regards, Terry
No offense, but for your number to work, 1% that means for every 2 gay people there is a Trans person. Or easier, that there are almost as many trans people as jews(1.8%) Homosexuals account for about 3% of the population. Trans folks are not that prevalent.

Since: Jul 08

Location hidden

#69 Dec 5, 2010
I have to say that there are a bunch of scared people on this board. Do I think the trans-sexual thing is a mental illness? Yes. Does it bother me in any way that these people find a way to be happy and productive? No, I am happy that they find happiness.
edsel essary

Troy, TN

#84 Jan 1, 2012
The royal care clinic in humboltd tn should be closed and licens lifted. there are 2 different staff members in that clinic that aregiving, to a person i know, 2 different painkillers.on of the painkillers is 10.5 hydrocone and the other in is morphine. What kind of clinic are they running...seems to me that they writing script to stay in bussiness.
edsel essary

Troy, TN

#85 Jan 1, 2012
say what
s t o p

Eureka, CA

#86 Jan 15, 2014
hmmm wrote:
how much in financial support from the state/fed are paid to offset the cost of all these transgendered visits? How much of taxpayer money is going to subsidize transgender medication and possible prosthetics?
is the everyday taxpayer who reads this blog willing to give up even more of their already dwindling cash for this feel good program that is admittantly for only .5% population yet on a percentile they reserve more time with local physicians than the non-transgenderd individual, thus the 'gay mafia' wins again.
It is a choice to become trans, and it should be 100% of your own cost with zero help from county sponsored medical programs and medications.
No, no no no no stop. It is NOT a choice to 'become' transgender. Gender Dysphoria is not a choice. It is a proven mental state in which the brain is actually wired to a gender that does not match that of your birth. Something each person finds out on their own through resources rarely given to them because people like YOU think they don't deserve it just because you don't agree. This is what leads to hate crimes and 'minorities', because you continuously criminalize a completely natural occurrence, albeit rare, but natural. Do research before you open your mouth, or in this case your keyboard, next time.

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