In a subsequent article, Yahoo News pontificated:
Ocasio-Cortez isn't the only public face fighting for more trans- and nonbinary-inclusive language. In 2019, the brand Always removed the female symbol on its products to be more inclusive to non-female-identifying customers. Similarly, several trans-affirming period brands have increased their visibility online to raise awareness for non-cisgender menstruators.
But as companies and public servants have debates around ideology and terminologies, folks like A.J. Lowik, a nonbinary activist and researcher at the University of British Columbia, says the erasure of trans and nonbinary folks from the period discussion is having real-life impacts.
“We are dealing with erasure at the level of information,” Lowik (who uses they/them pronouns) tells Yahoo Life. “We know very little about trans and nonbinary people’s menstrual health and menstrual health care needs.”
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Canela López, an activist and journalist who covers trans health for Insider, agrees, adding that because menstruation is viewed only as a “cis woman’s issue,” access to adequate health care is compromised by major health agencies and is left “unaddressed.”
“For somebody who's been on testosterone, menstruation is maybe going to look a little bit different,” López (who uses he/them pronouns) tells Yahoo Life. “Somebody who is looking to get off HRT [hormone replacement therapy] to get pregnant, that's going to look a little bit different than somebody who hasn't been on HRT before. Those are really specific questions that can really only be answered by a doctor, but because there isn't research there, it's really difficult for a lot of trans people who are looking to either get pregnant or just get very basic care.”
There's more at the link.
My response to all that drivel is to restrain myself from throwing my screen at the wall. Instead, may I suggest a very straightforward, very direct, accurate and scientifically irrefutable solution? It's this:
In human beings, only a woman can have a uterus, and only someone with a uterus can menstruate. Therefore, anyone needing any medical care regarding their uterus, or menstruation, or anything else to do with that organ, should be treated as a woman. Anything else ignores medical and biological reality.
There you go. Short, sweet and simple. End of controversy, end of worry, end of problem.
To pander to someone's mental delusion, or politically correct pontificating, or psychiatrically disordered imagining, that they have a uterus when they don't, or don't have a uterus when they do, is utterly absurd. As for "Somebody who is looking to get off HRT to get pregnant" . . . verily, the mind doth boggle. They want to stop living their warped, twisted fantasy in order to start reliving their biological reality - and then expect to go back to their fantasy afterwards??? And they expect us to help pay for this, through taxes that fund health care systems? Oh, hell, no!
I'll gladly help any medical need based on reality. If it's based on fantasy, lies and disordered, distorted, warped imagination . . . no. Not out of my taxes, and not out of my wallet!