Unfortunately, when patients and doctors don’t speak the same language, patients face incredible difficulty understanding treatments. This results in more healthcare resources being used than required due to more readmissions, more testing, and more extended periods of hospital stays.
Many people in the transgender community are arrested, criminalized, and incarcerated at high rates. In incarceration and when we’re detained we experience high rates of violence in those settings.
In some places there are no providers we work with a lot of youth gender clinics, working with transgender youths and a lot of times we hear of families having to travel hundreds of miles to go to a clinic
You matter. I don’t care what socioeconomic community you come from or the color of your skin. Not only do you matter but you deserve to be heard. It’s your voice. It’s your right
Christine’s drive to make lives better for patients has been nationally recognized. In 2019, she spoke on stage at the Startup Health Festival as an invited guest of Sanguine Biosciences.
When there are any power dynamics or things that feel uncomfortable, it creates a unhealthy situation and a scary one that doesn’t feel good. I have had a lot of experiences with doctors who were white and who were dismissive of what I was saying.