By now you are probably aware of the growing debate over the legality of transgenders using a “biological gender” to describe their biological sex, as well as the fact that this is something that is not legally permitted in the US.
However, there are those who are still unconvinced by the idea that transgendered people should be allowed to legally use the term bio gender, as it is something they cannot legally do, and would be violating their rights under the law.
However, that’s where a new study comes in, and it may well change all that.
The study, titled “Does Bio-Gender Identity Change the Laws of Biomedical Privacy?” by the International Institute for Research on Gender (IIGRG), looks at how bio-gender identity affects the way in which the government deals with the medical records of biological gender non-conforming individuals.
The research has been conducted by researchers from the University of Wisconsin and Northwestern University.
The results are published in the journal Bioethics.
The report looked at data from the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Bioethic Review and found that bio-identity has a “positive impact on the enforcement of law against non-medical gender identity-related offenses, as evidenced by the adoption of legislation related to gender identity non-discrimination in the United States”.
“We found that, as individuals self-identify with bio-non-conformity, they are more likely to be prosecuted for offenses relating to non-compliance with health care mandates, such as gender-confirming surgery, and are more frequently prosecuted for violations of the health care law that prohibit transgender discrimination,” the study states.
The researchers looked at medical records from 3,200 US residents who self-identified as transgender, and asked them if they had ever undergone a gender transition.
If they did, they were then asked to provide medical records and any information about them that could be used to prove the gender identity they had before coming out as transgender.
The results showed that the more information a person had about their gender, the more likely they were to be charged with violating health care requirements.
The most important part of the study is the fact it found that a person’s biological gender identity does not affect the laws they have to follow when it comes to the health records of their gender identity.
The researchers found that those with bio gender identity did not appear to change the laws, despite having access to medical records that were in the public domain.
“This means that if an individual self-describes as a ‘transgender’, but does not have a biological gender that corresponds to their assigned sex at birth, the law does not prohibit them from using a non-biological, non-identifying biological name to identify themselves,” the authors write.
“The law does provide protections against discrimination against noncompliance with medical care mandates.”
This has a major impact on healthcare providers who do not want to be seen as discriminating against transgender patients.
“This does not mean that a healthcare provider cannot ask a patient if they are transitioning or not transitioning, or that a provider cannot provide care to a transgender patient,” the researchers write.
However there is a caveat to this study.
As the report notes, the bio-identity issue can be complicated by the fact people may not identify as transgender by biological sex.
This can cause complications in the medical system, as people with bio identity may not disclose the fact they are transgender to healthcare providers.
The authors acknowledge that these are difficult and difficult questions to answer, and note that there is no “gold standard” for defining biological gender.
But they say the findings of this study show that bio gender is not a binary, and that a wide variety of people may identify as having biological gender of another gender.