The Hill Rag, October 22, 2018

The lack of access to bathrooms is not merely an inconvenience—it can have devastating health consequences. Dr. Catherine Crossland of Unity Healthcare testified about her patients skipping lifesaving blood pressure, heart and HIV/AIDS medications because they can lead to an urgent need for the restroom.he more I talk to people, the more I realize people are constantly finding themselves in a situation where they need to use a bathroom,” said D.C. Council member Brianne K. Nadeau (D-Ward 1), who wrote the legislation to expand public bathrooms. “If you are lucky to buy a $4 coffee, it’s not a problem. But if they can’t, there’s no reason they shouldn’t be able to go to the bathroom.

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