Health, Science, Psychology
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 and gender nonconforming patients. And Boston University Medical School has what Dr. Joshua Safer, a professor there, says is the nation's first transgender medicine curriculum focused on the biology of gender identity.
news.yahoo.com - By Liz Goodwin - Yahoo News
The number of Fortune 500 companies willing pay for sex reassignment surgeries and other transgender-related healthcare has gone from zero in 2002 to 169 this year, according to a new report from the Human Rights Campaign.
bestofneworleans.com - By Henrick Karoliszyn
Armani Nicole Davenport struts toward the stripper pole. A Wonder Woman-themed cape, bedazzled in shiny stars and stripes, drapes over her back as she swaggers to center stage. She halts to glare at the DJ. Her song is stalled.
Neovaginal perforation can develop following sexual intercourse in patients that have undergone male to female gender reassignment surgery. In such cases urinary tract symptoms may mimic acute cystitis and acute pyelonephritis. ...
Summit Promotes Transgender Healthcare Knowledge (Nov 11, 2014)
dailyutahchronicle.com - Cynthia Luu
On Saturday, the School of Medicine hosted the second annual summit specific to transgender heath care.
The slogan for this year's summit was "expanding knowledge of transgender healthcare," which emphasized the different components ... [more]
Limited number of federal employee health benefit providers to cover transition related care (Nov 11, 2014)
lgbtweekly.com - Posted by Associate Editor
Washington - The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), today responded to the fact that only three Federal Employee Health Benefit (FEHB) providers will begin offering transition related health care coverage in 2015 for transgender federal employees:... [more]
washingtonpost.com - By Josh Hicks
Federal workers will be eligible for sex-change operations next year through some of the government's employee health-insurance plans.
Aetna, which participates in the Federal Employee Health Benefits program, announced last month that... [more]
fox13now.com - By Carly Figueroa
Salt Lake City - A transgender healthcare conference was held at the University of Utah School of Medicine Saturday, and the event was organized by a local student who is transgender.
medicaldaily.com - By Susan Scutti
Worldwide some people believe with the firmest conviction that they are not what they appear. Born into the wrong body, they feel themselves to be a boy held hostage within a girl's body, a girl within a boy's body. ...
B.C. restores trans surgical funding (Nov 5, 2014)
vancouver.24hrs.ca - By Jane Deacon
Vancouver Coastal Health has announced more funds for trans people seeking gender reassignment surgery.
The decision came less than a week after 24 hours confirmed that a budget shortfall would result in a six-month lapse in services ... [more]
Industry moves against transgender discrimination (Nov 5, 2014)
fiercehealthpayer.com - By Jane Antonio
Aetna will provide benefits for gender reassignment surgery next year for federal employees in its customer base, The Washington Post reported. While health insurance benefits have not historically been available for this surgery, Aetna's announ... [more]
Turning men into women: NZ's only sex change surgeon (Oct 26, 2014)
stuff.co.nz - Adam Dudding
After 22 years turning men into women, New Zealand's only sex change surgeon is hanging up his scalpel. Peter Walker talks about changing bodies, minds and lives: ...
UofU Health Care Summit on Transgender Health (Oct 26, 2014)
It happens more often than many in health care communities across the country would like to admit: A transgender patient arrives for an appointment and a health care professional is insensitive or doesn’t ask the right questions - leading to an experience of less-tha... [more]
Stopping The Puberty Blues For Transgender Youths (Oct 25, 2014)
qnews.com.au - By Doc Q Fiona Bisshop
Good news for transgender youth - a recently published Dutch study has shown that the use of puberty blockers is a very positive step. Puberty blockers are drugs which suppress the release of sex hormones at the onset of puberty, and this stops th... [more]
Transmisogyny And "Radical" Feminism (Oct 20, 2014)
oxfordstudent.com - Rowan Davis
On the 20th of November, trans people will light candles and read the names of the people in our community that have been murdered. Last year we heard names like Evon Young, a 23 year old that was taken into a basement, choked with a chain and beaten wi... [more]
thehealthsite.com - Bhavyajyoti Chilukoti
Does your son behave like a girl with special liking towards a girl's cosmetics or clothes? Does your daughter shows interest in things other than those that girls normally like or refuses to dress like a girl?
First Transgender And Gender Diverse Health Paper Released (Oct 17, 2014)
gaynewsnetwork.com.au - Written By Rachel Cook
The Victorian transgender and gender diverse community has welcomed the release of the Transgender and Gender Diverse Health and Wellbeing Background Paper.
TALK TO THE DOC Trans people and hormone therapy (Oct 15, 2014)
windycitymediagroup.com - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - by Dr. Cory Brown
Q: When you see a transgender patient and prescribe hormone therapy, what do you tell that person's insurance company you're treating them for? What is the diagnosis?
If you can think of anything involving sex, from group sex to monogamy for life to males with penises on their heads, you can probably find good examples in fishes. Here I want to focus on a particularly interesting and bizarre aspect of fish sexual life: sex changing! H... [more]
State Department Drops Transgender Exclusion Policy (Oct 13, 2014)
newsmax.com - By John Blosser
The State Department has dropped its transgender exclusion policy and is urging insurance companies which cover the department's employees to pay for transgender procedures.