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Congressional testimony

Mar. 7, 2019, 11:43 AM

Vanderbilt’s Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH, right, testified Feb. 27 before the U.S. House Armed Services Committee on military policy affecting transgender service members. “There is no medical reason, including a diagnosis of gender dysphoria, to exclude transgender people from military service,” he explained to the Committee. Ehrenfeld, professor of Anesthesiology, Surgery, Biomedical Informatics and Health Policy and a Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve Medical Corps, is also the chair-elect of the American Medical Association’s Board of Trustees.

Vanderbilt’s Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH, right, testified Feb. 27 before the U.S. House Armed Services Committee on military policy affecting transgender service members. “There is no medical reason, including a diagnosis of gender dysphoria, to exclude transgender people from military service,” he explained to the Committee. Ehrenfeld, professor of Anesthesiology, Surgery, Biomedical Informatics and Health Policy and a Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve Medical Corps, is also the chair-elect of the American Medical Association’s Board of Trustees. (scavone photography)

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