Health, Science, Psychology
A study with 32 transgender children, ages 5 to 12, indicates that the gender identity of these children is deeply held and is not the result of confusion about gender identity or pretense. The study, led by psychological scientist Kristina Olson of the University of Washington, is one of the first to explore gender identity in transgender children using implicit measures that operate outside conscious awareness and are, therefore, less susceptible to modification than self-report measures.
theatlantic.com - Shivam Sainijan
Inside her fifth-floor studio in Lower Manhattan, a vocal instructor stands ramrod-straight on a black rug with flower-and-vine patterns. A slender woman with a wide, expressive mouth, Norma Garbo clasps her hands against her navel and takes a deep breath, her thin frame resembling a stretched bowstring.
blogs.psychcentral.com - By Helen Nieves
Gender dysphoria (Gender Identity Disorder) is used to describe individuals who are dissatisfied with the sex they were born with or with the roles associated with that sex. Individuals who feel that their body does not reflect the gender they were born with can cause severe anxiety, depression or distress. The symptoms can be intense and can interfere with their daily functioning.
autostraddle.com - Posted by Danii
Trans Lifeline is the first crisis and suicide hotline dedicated to the wellbeing of transgender people, and it already started taking calls just at the end of last year. Greta Martela and her partner Nina Chaubal started it "on a whim on a Sunday afternoon" in September. ...
Transgender surgeries, hormone therapy will be covered under Oregon Health Plan: Diversity news r... (Jan 6, 2015)
oregonlive.com - By Casey Parks - The Oregonian / OregonLive
The Oregon Health Plan will add medical coverage for low-income transgender people early this year, including gender reassignment surgery, hormone therapy and puberty suppression. The state estimates that the "utilization ... [more]
Transgender Symposium Planned at Eisenhower (Dec 31, 2014)
patch.com - By Renee Schiavone (Patch Staff)
Eisenhower Medical Center will hold its first transgender symposium Jan. 10, featuring guest lecturers and physicians with special expertise in transgender health care, a hospital spokeswoman said today.
Sex change operations dwindling in Singapore (Dec 30, 2014)
yourhealth.asiaone.com - By Hoe Pei Shan
Thirty years ago, Singapore became a global destination for sex-change surgery, with public hospitals dealing with hundreds of cases every year.
Now, such operations in public hospitals here have ceased since last year, forcing t... [more]
Hate crimes burden the health of transgender people in SA (Dec 17, 2014)
health24.com - Meggan Saville, Sapa
Although there are a number of organisations offering support to the transgender community in South Africa, health care remains a challenge.
Executive director of Gender Dynamix (GDX) S'bu Kheswa says: "Trans-specific health services ... [more]
Transgendered Veterans More Likely To Commit Suicide (Dec 17, 2014)
scienceworldreport.com - Kathleen Lees
Statistics show that veterans are at an increased risk to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which can increase the risk of suicide. Yet a new study published in the journal LGBT Health examines how transgendered veterans are at a... [more]
NY Medicaid Proposal Would Cover Transgender Treatment (Dec 17, 2014)
New York officials have proposed authorizing coverage for transgender treatment under the state's Medicaid program for low-income New Yorkers.
Regulations proposed Wednesday would cover hormone therapy and gender reassignment surgery.
alumni.berkeley.edu - By Frank Browning
When UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks held his first meeting with the campus LGBTQ Advisory Committee a little over a year ago, he began by introducing himself with his personal PGPs: he, him, and his. PGPs, for those who don't know, are pr... [more]
New York to insurers: Cover transgender treatment (Dec 11, 2014)
newsday.com - By The Associated Press
Albany - New York's financial regulators advised health insurers statewide on Thursday to cover transgender treatment deemed to be medically necessary.
The Department of Financial Services said commercial insurers may not deny neede... [more]
Desert Hot Springs clinic treats transgender population (Dec 9, 2014)
desertsun.com - Sherry Barkas, The Desert Sun
Desert Hot Springs Community Health Clinic is helping to bridge a gap in medical care for transgender people on Medi-Cal or other public insurance plans.
The transgender elephant (Dec 9, 2014)
outandaboutnashville.com - Bobbi Williams
I'm sitting in my favorite bar answering questions from a man I just met. And I suppose I have brought it on myself by telling him that he can ask me anything and that I won't be offended or embarrassed. "I'll be as honest as I can," I say, "a... [more]
kxan.com - By Angie Beavin
Austin (KXAN) - The Austin City Council will vote this week on whether to start funding benefits specific to transgender city employees. Proponents says it's a necessary part of the medical coverage for a transgender person.
santacruzsentinel.com - By JM Brown, Santa Cruz Sentinel
Santa Cruz >> Dominican Hospital has lent a deeper meaning to the "Hello Humankindness" motto promoted by its parent company, Dignity Health.
Earlier this week, 35 doctors, nurses and other medical providers from ... [more]
hrc.org - by HRC staff
Following the release of the 2014 Municipal Equality Index (MEI), more cities are embracing inclusive health care coverage for all.
Last Tuesday, the Tacoma City Council in Washington passed a resolution in support of transgender-inclusive healt... [more]
B.C. says 'no one came forward' for gender-alignment surgery (Nov 23, 2014)
vancouversun.com - By Katherine Dedyna, Times Colonist
Two years after the B.C. Ministry of Health lifted a ban on "gender alignment" surgery to transform females to males, not a single so-called bottom surgery has been funded by the Medical Services Plan.
This is What Intersex Means (Nov 22, 2014)
time.com - Katy Steinmetz
A longer version of LGBT is LGBTQQIA, which stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and allies. The last few letters tend to get far less attention than the first, but a woman who claimed she was dating the Olympic swimmer... [more]
12 Tips For Nurses And Doctors Treating Transgender Patients (Nov 21, 2014)
commonhealth.wbur.org - Martha Bebinger
Massachusetts is drafting rules that will define the transgender services insurers will be required to cover. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has just released guidance on training doctors to treat lesbian, gay, transgender ... [more]