When Trumps anti-Transgender tweets first made the rounds I definitely agreed/shared memes comparing the cost of erectile dysfunction medicines to Transgender medical care. But very soon after I started seeing those, I read an article about how Sexual Dysfunction is a VERY common response of Veterans with PTSD. And suddenly, it no longer seemed like a good group to target in our defense. I regret ever sharing those memes or numbers out and I want to maybe keep you from doing the same thing.
The Anti-Transgender policy is going to make headlines again as the White House makes it official soon, and I encourage you to avoid the memes/arguments that somehow pit the cost of sexual dysfunction medicines agains the cost of Transgender medical care. They should BOTH be covered and we shouldn’t joke about medical dysfunction just to make our case for Transgender military members. Here’s one of the original articles I read which links to other sources.
We can surely make our case without shaming men and women who are suffering. Use this one instead. It shows how little we spend on Transgender care without targeting another vulnerable group.