Statement

MHA Statement on Gender-Affirming Care

 
August 19, 2022
MHA Statement on Gender-Affirming Care

From President & CEO Steve Walsh

“MHA, along with our member hospitals and health systems, stand in unshakable support of the patients and clinicians at the center of gender-affirming healthcare – both here in Massachusetts and across the nation. Few types of healthcare are more personal or lifechanging, especially for young people. We are deeply proud of the safe and supportive environment that our providers have created to make this care possible for transgender and gender nonconforming patients.

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms the recent harassment that these patients and caregivers have endured. These attacks are draped in cowardice and ignorance, but they are no match for the compassion that makes our healthcare system the best in the world. Our healthcare providers will not be deterred from delivering or championing this care for even a moment.”