By Sandra Rose  | 

Jionnia Conforti

A New Jersey woman who suffers from gender dysphoria is suing a Catholic hospital for refusing to take out her healthy uterus. Jionnia Conforti is a biological female who identifies as a transgender male.

Conforti is suing St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center for discrimination after the Roman Catholic hospital refused to perform a total hysterectomy -- complete removal of her uterus, ovaries and cervix.

Conforti, 33, was diagnosed with gender dysphoria in 2014, and underwent a double mastectomy to remove her breasts as part of her "transition".

Conforti's complaint states she suffers from depression and anxiety stemming from her need to look as masculine as humanly possible.

“I felt completely disrespected as a person,” Conforti told the NY Daily News.

She says the hysterectomy is medically necessary because the testosterone injections she takes to enhance male characteristics puts her at risk for uterine cancer. A total hysterectomy would cause surgically induced menopause due to the drop in Estrogen.

Conforti was initially approved for the surgery by a doctor at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, but she was denied in an email when she tried to schedule the surgery a week later.

"This is to follow up to your e-mail inquiring about scheduling a total hysterectomy here at St. Joseph's to remove all female parts based on medical necessity for Gender Reassignment," the email read. "This is to inform you that as a Catholic hospital we would not be able to allow your surgeon to schedule this surgery here at St. Joseph’s."

Conforti eventually received the surgery at a different facility several months later.

700 Catholic employers, including hospitals, filed a lawsuit challenging President Obama's new transgender rule that went into effect on Jan. 1, 2017. The new rule prohibits hospitals from refusing to perform hysterectomies on females who identify as transgender males.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Am I first? A Catholic hospital shouldn't be forced to perform that surgery just because she doesn't want her pretend penis to start bleeding unexpectedly.

  • nucynu25

    Mann.. this shit hilarious

  • Chocolate Bliss

    She needs to get a life. Transgender needs to be officially checked under mental illness in the medical journals

  • LibraGirlonly

    It's against their beliefs heck you can't even get ya tubes tied at a catholic hospital.

  • LibraGirlonly

    These people need to be locked away in a insane Asylum. Good grief!!

  • Annaunki

    "please stop this FCKRY.......Stop Dammit, just DUMB

  • Junkanoo

    Why didnt he go to another hospital

  • Shay Bay

    So you wanted them to pay for the surgery because you might get cancer in the future caused by something you are willingly doing to yourself? Ok ?

  • Str8tUpMenace

    STFD and STFU with that foolishness.

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    And ridiculous

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    It's an elective surgery so elect to have it somewhere else that will do it.

  • Wayup!

    On another topic Sandra can you do a post on Philadelphia sugar tax it's appalling disgusting and I'M TRIPLE IRKED???

  • Tap Tap

    Ugh gay people are so out of control. Bitch you can't force this hospital to take your uterus out especially if ain't nothing wrong with it. This he/she needs to be labled as mentality unstable and needs to be picked up.

  • nucynu25

    INDEED

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Do you plan to take dick to your face or motor boat some titties once it's out sir.?

  • Karma WhO

    I had my sons at a Catholic hospital...they have a ethics committee that they go to whenever they are uncertain of a procedure.. if the ethics committee see's the procedure as risky, unfit, or inappropriate, they WILL refuse! Period!

  • Sonny Johnson

    The hospital should have never approved the surgery in the first place if they deemed the organ healthy, they put themselves in the position they are in now by giving the individual more credibility that she was being discriminated against

  • realtalkallday

    My kinda hospital!!

  • bemetoo

    Off topic: did y'all see the plies and khia beef...please aunty post the video of khia calling plies gay DL boy of 2016 she went in on him...but his clapback was epic too funny he killed her

  • Wreckognize Game

    Just wrong as two left ?. ?

  • MyThoughts

    I'm on the fence w/ this, I understand hysterectomies are not performed for gender identity change. In saying that, if said hospital receive funding from taxes, well, the laws should also apply to said hospital or organization.

  • nucynu25

    Take diks to the face for 200 Alex

  • Incog-knee-gress

    I think this a question to qualify him for the removal of his hot pocket holder.

    Please check one?? sir/ma'am

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Her turning to a man and probably got a woman tho

  • Karma WhO

    I thought I would die!!! Plies got at her! A Must See!!

  • nucynu25

    It would be too much flike right to get a post on Slim Thugga buying property(neighborhoods) in Houston huh ? #bosslifeconstruction #postivity

  • hi-liter

    So she's really suing because this Catholic hospital won't remove her uterus because of religious reasons. She wants to challenge/sue religion it appears otherwise she would just go to the next hospital that does hysterectomies.

    I wonder if she ever looked like a woman as an adult, maybe she should have had her uterus removed then.

  • hi-liter

    So she's really suing because this Catholic hospital won't remove her uterus because of religious reasons. She wants to challenge/sue religion it appears otherwise she would just go to the next hospital that does hysterectomies.

    I wonder if she ever looked like a woman as an adult, maybe she should have had her uterus removed then.

  • nucynu25

    Welp..
    Honestly & truly , i just like saying diks to face..its catchy.

  • nucynu25

    Welp..
    Honestly & truly , i just like saying diks to face..its catchy.

  • hi-liter

    Okay, that's what's up.

  • hi-liter

    Okay, that's what's up.

  • Lenina Just Lenina

    ????they both funny af....caricatures of themselves...so I know that shat was funny

  • Lenina Just Lenina

    ????they both funny af....caricatures of themselves...so I know that shat was funny

  • Taylordanes

    LOCK THESE SICK AND TWISTED HUMANS UP!!!!!

  • Taylordanes

    Saw that he is awesome. This blog owner doesnt promote black unity.......shes on that trump plan so you may not get one although I got my Viola post with no shade and that was nice!

  • Taylordanes

    No please stop giving rathcet dlisters attention...make them go away..can we showcase more #blackexcellence

  • Taylordanes

    taken to the nearest mental institution and locked the fluck up

  • i troll it like i see it

    You say that until it's your health at risk with some of these religious hospitals. I remember a story I read about a couple in Ireland, married Indian couple, wife is pregnant, losing the baby, she needed to abort he pregnancy to save her life. They refused....they let her die, the baby killed her, it's dead too.

  • Taylordanes

    cause his mentally ill broke ass dont wanna pay

  • nucynu25

    You started wedding planning yet ?

  • Carolina Blue
  • i troll it like i see it

    Gosh just TAKE IT OUT...she doesn't want it anymore!

  • Carolina Blue

    So fuckkin dope!!!!!!

  • Shay Bay

    I read that all wrong...thought they were talking about insurance...oop

  • Carolina Blue

    ????

  • Carolina Blue

    Lmao!!!!

  • KimJongTrill.

    There are plenty of private practitioners that will take it out for her if the price is right. Gone somewhere sir/ma'am!

  • Carolina Blue

    Duh...smdh

  • nucynu25

    yesss..made me proud

  • Carolina Blue

    You can not beat that! Man that git a real nigga teary eyed...??

  • nucynu25

    real talk

  • Carolina Blue

    Im sensitive like that...

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Heck I asked to have my tubes tied after I had my daughter and they refused because they said I was too young and could possibly change my mind the only way they would have done it os if I was married and I my husband consented. The reason for this is because I could have sued them if they tied it and I changed my mind

  • You already know ?

    Sick ? Azz B***h!..????

  • violet_skyz

    You cannot make the hospitals go against theie policy you attention seeking gremlin looking asz.....why doesn't it just how to another hospital?? Geeze, sheesh, I man dang.....there are other independent places that may do it. What a time waster, Sandra....

  • violet_skyz

    Exactly

  • violet_skyz

    Lol yea moral dilemma is, is it normsl for them to feel like they feel....

  • Capricornicy

    Only thing I'm shocked about is Jimmy-jo is 33.

  • Just saying

    Take it out yourself.

  • Tap Tap

    Exactly

  • Taylordanes

    They can feel how they feel but to think its ok to force others into your illness and fantasies means you ARE sick and need serious help...

  • hottlanta

    It's kinna tough trying to get some cat pimping with a voice like Morgan Freeman with a Paul Bunyon plaid shirt on and you have an unexpected period with red blood in front of your pants.

  • Gina

    They need to remove this things brain....since it apparantly serves no purpose in society...

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    It was not too long ago...

  • Michelle

    ??????

  • Renay Peters

    I hope her butt bleeds everytime she fart!

  • Michelle

    I understand what this woman is saying, but WHY would anyone go to a Catholic hospital with such a request? That was stupid. She can simply just go to another hospital. No need to sue. Hope her case gets tossed out.

  • imright

    let me call Kim??

  • That’s Interesting

    Some Catholic hospitals don't even deliver babies. Foh.

  • Gi Milan

    ?????

  • whitty hutton

    ??? i wanted to down vote cuz I don't like "hoping" bad on somebody but it's funny as hell!

  • Lolalao

    Attention seeking..

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Go to a different hospital genius.

  • Just saying

    ????

  • Just saying

    ??????

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Nasty arse FEmales. She looks like she doesn't even wash her vajajay. Just because you don't necessarily like your member doesn't mean you shouldn't keep it clean. Doctors don't want to get next to that for no good cause...

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    She know she really wanted to say "I feel completely disrespected as a MAN". Yeah right heffa. Go wash your punani. THE ALMIGHTY IS NOT A GOD OF CONFUSION.

  • SumthinSweeter

    How the hell you gonna force a whole religion to change it's views because u wanna be a dude or chick? "He" should have gone to a nondenominational hospital in the 1st place

  • Li

    I don't understand this. Is that the ONLY hospital that can perform the operation? WTH?

    I saw an ep on Chicago Med where there was a transg. male to female and they discovered cancer of the prostate. But they couldn't operate and remove it because the operation was too risky and could cause death.

    I don't understand these transg people who "feel" like the opposite sex. I think they're really gay and don't want to admit it.

  • Li

    Why not go to another hospital or find a hospital (in the whole world ) that WILL do the procedure.

  • Li

    She/he could have been put up by the ACLU, that's what I think happened.

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    Why doesn't SHE just go to Thailand or something? Probably can get it done for a low price.

  • Indies beauty

    if this is a private catholic hospital I dont see the problem, I love the LGBT community but not everyone is so accepting.

  • Tlowe89

    Omg I thought the samething. It's a Catholic hospital, they tend to deeply religious. What does she expect. Girl to another hospital. She knew what she was doing, probably planned it and said they have to do this and if they don't I'll sue, and that way I don't have to pay for the surgery at the hospital that's really supposed to do it. She probably already had her appt booked at the other hospital before thought of this scheme.

  • Tlowe89

    I accept everyone but I don't understand it either. I worked with a person that was trans, and he was bullied in school. He said people would call him gay, and he told me I'm not gay. In my head I'm thinking, u are not a woman, u like men. . . U don't even dress like a woman and u have facial hair....I didn't and don't understand. (he was 21yr old who had aspergers and still lived with deeply conservative wealthy religious parents who wouldn't allow him to transition) a man will never be a woman no matter what body parts are changed. I once felt like if they mentally felt like they were and changed their organs than sure they can be called women. But I had a discussion here on this board with another member that lead me to do some research and after that I was like no maam... or no sir. Not today

  • Indies beauty

    Who knows what was in his mind , but i feel as though he took advantage of the situation. Not sure if his scheme was/is as elaborate as you mentioned but he had the option of keeping it moving. like i said, i support the LGBT community but people who do not shouldn't have to jeopardize their morals.

  • the guest

    This is not so much about religion and non acceptance as it is about compassion, foresight, and avoiding potential future lawsuit.

    Should this healthy young woman of child bearing age whom chooses to live as a man decide to want or need to give birth in the future, that hospital will liable morally and civilly.

    What if she ends up in a relationship with a woman who can't carry children and she is needed to do so. That could happen.

    Not long ago that famous "pregnant man" (who was actually a gay woman who lived life as a man) gave birth twice for her same sex relationships.

  • Nay

    Guh bye. I can't with these sci fi projects.

  • Indies beauty

    Thanks for pointing out that angle, that could have been a possible reason for the hospital as well.

  • Nay

    If a hospital director can make the decision to deny a patient in need of a new organ, based on lifestyle choices. This doesn't sound as necessary as a heart or kidney tranaplant... Et al.

  • the guest

    Human beings are always capable of changing their minds. She would own that hospital if she ever changes her mind and they removed her healthy young uterus.

    Thank you for starting a thoughtful dialogue.

  • Nay

    Lmaooooo

  • nick c

    That's not why, it's just some bogus reason for them to push patriarchy down your throat. They tried that with me when I got my vasectomy I just went to another doctor.

  • the guest

    But if she went to a hospital that would do the procedure, she wouldn't get social media fame as a martyr for their cause and she wouldn't be able to create grounds for a lawsuit. Basically, she set that Catholic hospital up.

  • the guest

    No fame or lawsuit in going to a hospital that will do the operation.

  • the guest

    EXACTLY what happened.

  • the guest

    That is exactly why. Because women do change their mind (as they are entitled to) and come back to sue doctors and hospitals. If they wanted to push patriarchy on you, they would have refused to deliver the baby of an unmarried woman which they did not.

  • Li

    The doctors who do these transg. operations should be banned from hospitals. If they want to operate, let them do it in their house.

  • Lola

    Why can't people just be happy with the way they were born.

  • NeverSurprised

    This whole "trans" mindset is no fifferent from hearing voices in your head when no one is speaking, or looking in the mirror and swearing to heaven you see Ghengis Khan staring back. You are NOT Ghengis. You are clinically delusional.

    A biological man or woman who looks in the mirror and sees something that is not there is similarly delusional. Mental health professionals USED to treat those delusions and help the person deal with life's realities. Now, gay activists, with the help of liberals and progressives, demand that hospitals FEED and support that delusion. In California, tax payers are being forced to pay for trans surgery for a CONVICTED MURDERER. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-inmate-sex-reassignment-20170106-story.html
    Americans are allowing themselves to be ruled by an iron-fisted gay agenda. Anyone who does not follow the agenda will be targeted.

  • Oh Tommie

    Wtf....was a CATHOLIC hospital his only option? I'm gay....would never go to a Christian bakery for my wedding cake.

  • Oh Tommie

    Go in for a hysterectomy.... Come out with your appendix and kidney missing!! ?

  • Oh Tommie

    Gender dysphoria and homosexuality are two compleeeetely different things. An attraction to women or attraction to men has nothing to do with wanting your dack or boobies chopped off

  • sherri2016

    Go to another hospital at 30 i had to have a hysterectomy for health reasons I already had 3 children best decision ever but for health reasons not just for no reason

  • http://instagram.com/toyanherdamnego ToyaNHerDamnEgo

    Gays get a kick outta tryin to force their lifestyle on others. I believe in live and let live. Find someone else to do it... or u r gonna mess around and they gonna sew up a rubber glove in yo ass

  • Lisa daniels

    ???

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    This is the dumbest ish over. I'm so sick of this topic. You know how many women trans to men but keep their uterus because later they decide they wanna have babies? Why are you suing them for this? This has nothing to do with them being Catholic doctors always refuse to get rid of healthy organs in ppl. They even refuse to operate on ppl if it could be risky. I bet money had they taken it out she would've sued later because now she can't have babies. Damned if you do, damned if you don't! Ughhh!

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    Right? Or in her case, leave your uterus, get 2 testicles in exchange.

  • Shay

    Exactly... I used to live in Paterson and St.Joes is a private Catholic hospital.Everyone in Passaic county knows that. There are plenty of other hospitals she could have gone to..better hospitals at that.If you get shot in Paterson St.Joes is the only ticket in town.If you need a life changing surgery go to Valley Hospital in Ridgewood or Hackensack hospital.St.Joes doesn't even allow abortions but she thought they were gonna take her uterus ? Yeah right..and her doctor who had privileges at St.Joes would have known it wasn't gonna happen.She's just looking for a come up.

  • FOR COMMENT

    This world is going to Hell in picnic basket.

  • Karen Wilson

    All these people in the LGBT must come from all walks and trades of life. Why don't they have a network listing for all of the procedures/ doctors/hospital to facilitate all of their needs. This would eliminate a person from feeling so violated and shamed. They will be among their own community and no need for lawsuits. It's starting to look like they purposely seek out help from an entity they know will not provide a service, so they can get paid.

  • andrice

    What an opportunist. Of course a Catholic Church affiliated hospital will not perform such a surgery. If she wants her uterus out, she should find a new surgeon with privileges at an alternative hospital...

  • andrice

    Absolutely

  • Nina Ross

    Obama has been played & when they need somebody to take the fall for war crimes... It's gonna be him.

  • Nina Ross

    They WANT to sue, it's part of the normalization process

  • Nina Ross

    " Yea we gonna do the surgery, bring yo ass in" that's what it gonna turn into smh

  • Nina Ross

    The same way your force people to hate their indigenous religion to worship yours...

  • SumthinSweeter

    Well aren't you one to assume and be judgemental? How do you know what domination I am? I could be an atheist. Take your discontentment with organized religion and it's facilities to the proper source if you want to be heard or make "change" occur. Other than that too bad and so sad for you.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    And guess what I'm now considering having another child 14 years later ? So ummm yea I'm glad they said no plus I know many women that try and have it reversed and what not

  • S T

    I think their community does have such listing affiliates; making these types of legal actions risk public perception of their credibility. I could be wrong. ?

  • S T

    ??, And I have heard and read that hysterectomies, esp. total, cause severe ailments likes prolapse. Those parts are structural to the body. Removing them should be an "only" option, not a cosmetic or even emotional/mental option. It's dangerous. ?

  • S T

    Rubber glove in yo ass!! ? ?

  • K. Maiza

    I think transgender surgeries should be performed by plastic surgeons. Elective surgery patients congest hospitals

  • Guess Who

    Why would this confused broad be SHOCKED that a CATHOLIC HOSPITAL - full well KNOWING their stance FOR CENTURIES on things like this - be shocked?

    I am assuming medical insurance will not cover this...so it's coming out of her pocket...if that is the case then she can go (WHICH SHE DID and she already KNEW THIS) to ANY hospital or clinic that the doctor of choice contracts with to have this done.

    She on here playing. SMH.

  • Liah

    Right!

  • Candance

    Sooooo..... there isn't another hospital???

  • AListDiva29

    Just wants some easy $$$ this is ridiculous!