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CHOICE/LESS – Evan Minton: Why Did They Cancel My Surgery?

Evan Minton is a transgender man, and the day before his hysterectomy was scheduled, his doctor called him with bad news: the surgery was cancelled. Dignity Health was a Catholic hospital, and claimed that Evan’s hysterectomy would conflict with the church's ethical and religious directives. But Evan chose his name for a reason; one of its meanings is fierce warrior, and he was ready to fight.

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“If there is a procedure that is medically necessary, there should be no question whether or not [hospitals] will do it,” Jionni Conforti, 33, told Rewire. “No one should be rejected or denied care, especially just for being who you are.”

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