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D.C.’s Transgender Health-Care Victory, and What It Means

Victories in the realm of trans health care occasion so much celebration because of what health-care access can do; so many of the trans community’s immediate concerns are quite literally matters of life and death.

Victories in the realm of trans health care occasion so much celebration because of what health-care access can do; so many of the trans community’s immediate concerns are quite literally matters of life and death.

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We Deserve Better: Reproductive Health Care in Crisis in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley [Video]

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Over the past several months, RH Reality Check Senior Political Reporter Andrea Grimes traveled to Texas’ Rio Grande Valley to meet some of the Texans who are most affected by HB 2, the omnibus anti-abortion law that is expected to shutter all but six abortion clinics in the state. Watch Grimes’ video dispatch from the Valley.

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Five Things to Know About Obamacare

Here’s an easy explanation of how Obamacare works, in less than five minutes. [via OurTime.org]

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How the Military Creates a ‘Perfect Storm’ for Eating Disorders (Updated)

In a way, the military can create a perfect storm for triggering an eating disorder.

The military’s emphasis on discipline, rank, and teamwork, combined with rule-based conducts, regimented eating, and grueling physical training mirrors the mindset often associated with eating disorders.

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At Long Last, D.C. Legalizes Care for Partners of Patients With Some STIs

Expedited partner therapy is now legal in Washington, D.C., thanks to the passage of Bill 20-343. It's a progressive step for a medical practice whose day is long overdue.

Expedited partner therapy is now legal in Washington, D.C., thanks to the passage of Bill 20-343. It’s a progressive step for a medical practice whose day is long overdue.

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Americans Working Fewer Hours May Not Be a Bad Thing

The Congressional Budget Office's new report found the Affordable Care Act could result in a reduction in workforce participation by approximately two million full-time workers in 2017. Conservative columnists are freaking out, but, even if the right is right, that may not be a bad thing at all.

The Congressional Budget Office’s new report found the Affordable Care Act could result in a reduction in workforce participation by approximately two million full-time workers in 2017. Conservative columnists are freaking out, but, even if the right is right, that may not be a bad thing at all.

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My Experience With Fundación Oriéntame in Bogotá: A Model for Reproductive Care in Latin America

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Spending time at the Bogotá women’s clinic helped to reinforce how important it is for women to have access to safe and friendly reproductive care, including abortion services. I saw first-hand how this saves lives.

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It’s Not ‘All Psychological': How the Medical Establishment Fails Transgender Patients

Despite the gender-identity nondiscrimination provision of the Affordable Care Act, doctors say some insurance companies are rejecting coverage of basic preventive care.

While medical protections for transgender patients may be gradually increasing, many in the trans* community continue to experience disturbing levels of discrimination from health-care providers.

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Report: Women in Pennsylvania’s ‘Coverage Gap’ Lack Critical Preventive Care

The biggest disparity among Pennsylvania women with and without health insurance was found regarding access to Pap smears and mammograms.

The biggest disparity among Pennsylvania women with and without health insurance was found regarding access to Pap smears and mammograms.

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Scars as Stories: Breast Cancer in the Black Community

Improving access won't address our fear and the stigma associated with illness and poverty; stories of survival can.

Breast cancer advocates see the Affordable Care Act as a huge win for Black women, for whom breast cancer is the second most common cancer. But improving access won’t address our fear and the stigma associated with illness and poverty; stories of survival can.

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