A woman was shocked when a transgender NHS nurse with stubble was sent to perform her cervical smear test.
The clinic patient, who had requested a female for the intimate procedure, complained after feeling “embarrassed and distressed”.
She decided not to go ahead and claimed the nurse had an “obviously male appearance”.
And she said when told she asked for a female, the nurse replied: “My gender is not male. I’m a transexual.”
She said: “People not comfortable about this are presented as bigots.”
Meanwhile, bathers at women-only Ladies’ Pond on Hampstead Heath, London, protested rules letting males transitioning to female use the pond and female changing rooms.
Swimmers said a man in a bikini used it this summer and claimed he was transitioning.