I'm told that paramedics, when transporting an unconscious person, ask family/friends if they have any mental illnesses.

Does gender dysphoria qualify?

  • How does a medic ask an unconscious person anything? Do you mean do they ask of family members? Also, it would help if you could indicate in which country/region/state you are located, as paramedic responses vary by locale. – JohnP Mar 5 '18 at 17:07
  • @JohnP I'm talking about family/friends, and I'm English – Piomicron Mar 5 '18 at 17:54
  • I can't answer for UK paramedics but in the US they would only ask about mental illnesses if they thought it was relevant to the patient's care or their own safety. Gender dysphoria isn't considered a mental illness in any western nation I'm aware of. Gender identification is usually only relevant to them in terms of knowing how to address the patient appropriately. – Carey Gregory Mar 5 '18 at 19:30

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