September 7, 2017

Transgender New Yorkers Face a Shortage of Doctors to Meet Their Needs

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When Mahogany Phillips walked into Mt. Sinai’s Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery for her appointment, her doctors acted like they had spotted a celebrity.

“Look at those heels!” exclaimed one.

“You’re so beautiful,” said another.

Phillips is one of about 350 transgender patients the lower Manhattan center has treated this year. It is the only comprehensive transgender medicine clinic in New York City, with some 500 people on its waiting list.

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