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Meet The Pioneering Doctor Who Broke Ground For Transgender Rights More Than A Century Ago

By Elizabeth Heineman, University of Iowa/The Conversation The Trump administration continues its assault on transgender rights. In July 2017, Trump sought to bar transgender people from serving in the military. Then, this past October, The New York Times obtained a memo indicating that the administration was considering narrowly defining gender “as a biological, immutable condition […]

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New Jersey Gov. Signs Bills Giving Transgender Residents More Rights

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) signed three bills into law on Tuesday that offer more rights and protections for the LGBTQ community.  The first two measures, SB478 and SB493, allow birth and death certificates for transgender residents to be amended to reflect their gender identity. People may identify themselves as female, male or undesignated. Previously, transgender or […]

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Being Transgender Is No Longer Considered A Mental Disorder By World Health Organization

Transgender and genderqueer identities, which WHO refers to as “gender incongruence,” are in a section about sexual health conditions in a newly updated version of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD). WHO, which is part of the United Nations, calls the ICD a “bedrock for health statistics” that provides “a holistic look at every aspect […]

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6 Things Every Transgender Person Should Know About Going to the Doctor

Transgender patients often experience tremendous barriers to health care, including discrimination and an unfortunate lack of providers who are knowledgeable about and sensitive to this population. As a result, many transgender and non-binary people avoid seeking care for preventive and life-threatening conditions out of fear. According to a report from The National Transgender Discrimination Survey […]