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Blurred lines: A pregnant man s tragedy tests gender notions

When the man arrived at the hospital with severe abdominal pains, a nurse didn t consider it an emergency, noting that he was obese and had stopped taking blood pressure medicines. In reality, he was pregnant — a transgender man in labor that was about to end in a stillbirth. The tragic case, described in Wednesday s New England Journal of Medicine, points to larger issues about assigning labels or making assumptions in a society increasingly confronting gender variations in sports , entertainment and government . In medicine, there s a similar danger of missing diseases such as sickle cell and cystic fibrosis that largely affect specific racial groups, the authors write. The point is not...


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