Compassionate care demands inclusivity. But there’s sometimes a cost.

Patients may treat the query as an unwelcome intrusion of politics into the exam room. One told me that I needed to “stop the liberal lunacy.”

Twitter: @TanmoyDasLala Lala Tanmoy Das is an MD-PhD student in New York.

Decades of intolerance, stigma and discrimination have made the transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) community one of the most vulnerable and marginalized populations in American society. A recent study of transgender patients in the Veterans...

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