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Trans Health Care

From 'Perverts' to Patients: Trans Health Has Come a Long Way

Stacy Lu | Posted 02.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Stacy Lu

Dana Beyer, MD, is a retired eye surgeon who has practiced medicine in Kenya and Nepal, served as candidate for Maryland State Delegate; and fought for the first countywide ban of artificial trans fats in the U.S. She also lived most of her life as a man.

Health Insurance Exchanges Might Not Be Accessible to Trans* People

Scout, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Scout, Ph.D.

Knowing that trans* people are reluctant to even call navigators, combined with the early confirmation of the fears that navigators don't know enough about trans* coverage, I fear that even with the increased protections, health insurance exchanges are not fundamentally accessible to trans* people.

Parts Unknown

Leslie Lagerstrom | Posted 11.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Leslie Lagerstrom

Severe pain in my 17-year-old son's abdomen took us to the ER last week. It's one of those situations that everyone dreads, but if you're transgender, there can be an added level of anxiety when the medical professionals aren't current on trans health care. Such was the case for us.

Transgender Health Insurance (Part 2): Why Coverage Is Only the Beginning

Mitch Kellaway | Posted 11.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Mitch Kellaway

When I learned that my insurance would pay for my top surgery, I thought the deal was sealed, but I faced two unanticipated limiting factors while preparing for surgery: (1) finding a surgeon willing to work with insurance, and (2) fitting the profile of a "properly" insurable trans person.

Transforming Health, From Serbia To Sacramento

David Scamell | Posted 03.06.2013 | Gay Voices
David Scamell

Across the world, many trans people face blatant discrimination that prevents them from accessing medical care and pushes them into lowers standards of health. But a new report profiles the ways that trans communities are standing up, organizing and advocating for better standards of health.

SOPA And Transition Medicine: We've Been Here Before

Valerie Keefe | Posted 03.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Valerie Keefe

There are trans people who depend on grey-market Internet pharmacies when they live in places where transition treatment is not legally proscribed but effectively proscribed, much like access to abortion. SOPA would curtail access to those pharmacies.