More transgender surgical centers mean more options for patients.
Your weekly Queer Wellness roundup.
Given the high medical costs and employment discrimination against trans people, many -- especially people of color, and especially trans women -- end up working in the sex industry.
History has, once again, been made! Transgender Oregonians on the Oregon Health Plan should be able to receive hormonal and surgical health care prescribed by their physician starting in 2015.
Knowing that trans* people are reluctant to even call navigators, combined with the early confirmation of the fears that navigators don't know enough about trans* coverage, I fear that even with the increased protections, health insurance exchanges are not fundamentally accessible to trans* people.
Severe pain in my 17-year-old son's abdomen took us to the ER last week. It's one of those situations that everyone dreads, but if you're transgender, there can be an added level of anxiety when the medical professionals aren't current on trans health care. Such was the case for us.
Across the world, many trans people face blatant discrimination that prevents them from accessing medical care and pushes them into lowers standards of health. But a new report profiles the ways that trans communities are standing up, organizing and advocating for better standards of health.
Nothing makes all the hours of work on this conference more worthwhile than knowing that people can come to a space where, for three days, no one gawks, asks rude questions about their body, or suggests "what you could do to help me get your pronouns right."
Dr. Carnes is part of SAMHSA's Sexual and Gender Minority Interest Group, which put together a panel on LGBT behavioral health -- and they didn't skimp on addressing the needs of those of us at the end of that acronym. I connected with Dr. Carnes to learn more about the program.