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CDC’s Redfield on Trump’s transgender proposal: Stigma is ‘not in the interest of public health’

Asked about a potential Trump administration initiative to define gender at birth, Trump's CDC director said that “stigmatizing individuals is not in the interest of public health.”
CDC Director Robert Redfield Source: David Goldman/AP

WASHINGTON — The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday suggested a Trump administration proposal that would define someone’s sex at birth risked heightening stigma around transgender people.

The director, Robert Redfield, did not directly criticize the proposal. But

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