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Oregon Moves to Increase Access to Health Care for Low-Income Transgender Residents

State officials in Oregon voted to ensure access to a full range of transition-related care for the state’s poorest transgender residents.

State officials in Oregon voted to ensure access to a full range of transition-related care for the state’s poorest transgender residents.

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Maryland to Cover Transition-Related Health Care in State Insurance Plans

Starting this month, transgender state employees in Maryland can access transition-related health care under the state insurance plans.

The change came as the result of a lawsuit filed on behalf of a transgender employee of the University of Maryland.

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Medicare Can Now Cover Surgical Procedures for Transgender People

Transgender people seeking surgery as a part of their transition-related health care can no longer automatically be rejected by Medicare, a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services appeals board ruled Friday.

Transgender people seeking surgery as a part of their transition-related health care can no longer automatically be rejected by Medicare, a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services appeals board ruled Friday.

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Why It’s Terribly Wrong For Gawker To Offer Money for Tips on Who Transmitted HIV to Magic Johnson

When he came out as HIV-positive, Americans were forced to recognize that even our heroes can get HIV. Yes, someone out there (perhaps more than one person) transmitted HIV to Johnson, and it’s possible Johnson had non-straight sex. But Gawker isn’t looking to disprove the very real fact that you can get HIV from sex with a woman. 

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Roundup: Reusing Condoms in Rural Kenya

Reusing condoms due to lack of availability in Kenya, Governor McDonnell signs TRAP law in Virginia, North Dakota pushes abstinence-until-marriage, and looking at discrimination of transgendered persons.

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VIDEO: Are You a Man Or a Woman?

Whenever someone
inadvertently finds out that my brother is transgendered, the slew of questions
inevitably begins. “Why did he transition? What was he like as a girl? Did you
think there was something wrong with him?”

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Vancouver Pharmacy Says No to Trans People

An all-women pharmacy in Vancouver sounds like a great resource if you’re a bio-woman, but what about the population of transgender sex workers that are in need of safer sex education and, potentially, rape counseling?

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From Chastity to Chaz

Having someone who is already in the public’s eye openly transition
from female to male will help new generations be able to grow up
knowing about this choice, thinking about this choice, and hopefully
accepting this choice.

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Pregnant Trans People Need Care, Not Media Circus

Pregnancies, both planned and unplanned, happen to trans folks, too. It is imperative for reproductive health care providers to seek appropriate education and training in order to be able to provide comprehensive care to these patients.

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Self-Identification Comes First

Many people, queer-identified or not, assume that the term “transgender” refers only to specific individuals who have sexual reassignment surgery, but that is not the case.

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