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Trans woman says she was ‘humiliated’ after a CVS pharmacist refused to fill her hormone prescription

A transgender woman said she was humiliated after a pharmacist in Arizona CVS refused to fill her hormone prescription in April.

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A transgender woman said she was humiliated after a pharmacist in Arizona CVS refused to fill her hormone prescription in April.

Hilde Hall, who detailed the incident in a blog posted on the ACLU’s website on Thursday, said she was elated after she received her first prescription for hormone therapy from the doctor.

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— The Hill (@thehill) July 21, 2018

However, when it went to a CVS in her hometown of Fountain Hills, Arizona, please fill out the script, she was shocked by what came next.

Hall said the pharmacist, “refused to fill any of the requirements that are necessary for the confirmation of my identity,” adding that the unidentified pharmacist gave her “a clear reason for the refusal.”

She said that the pharmacist was going to ask her questions in front of other customers, which she said left her “embarrassed and sad.”

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“I almost started crying in the middle of the store,” she recalled. “I didn’t want to answer why I had been prescribed this hormone therapy combination of my doctor. I felt like the pharmacist was trying to give me as a transgender woman in the front of strangers. I just froze and worked at holding back the tears.”

After the meeting, Hall asked the pharmacist for her prescription back, but he refused once more.

“I left the shop feeling offended,” she wrote.

Hall said she called her doctor and when she came home explaining the situation. The office of the name of the CVS for Hal to get the prescription filled, but the pharmacist refused.

Eventually, Hall got her prescription filled at a local Walgreens without a problem.

“I transfer my recipes so that I have never been to the pharmacist who discriminated against me,” she wrote.

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— CVS Health@CVSHealth) 20 July 2018

Hall said she contacted CVS corporate office many times to complain about the incident but said nothing was done. On Thursday, Hall said that she decided to file a complaint to the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy says something had to be done.

AZ Central pointed out that Arizona “enables pharmacies and pharmacists to refuse to fill a prescription on religious or moral grounds.” However, pharmacists are obliged, under the legislation of a member state to notify the company “in advance about any religious beliefs.”

CVS issued a statement about the incident.

“CVS Health is expanding its sincere apologies to Mrs Hall for her experience at our pharmacy in Fountain Hills, Arizona last spring. The behavior of the pharmacist, who is no longer in the service of CVS, violated company policy and was not consistent with our values or our commitment to inclusion, non-discrimination and the delivery of excellent patient care,” the statement read.

Hall refused to take legal action against CVS after she received an apology.

Kathleen Joyce is a breaking/trending news producer for FoxNews.com. You can follow her via @Kathleen_Joyce8 on Twitter.

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