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Trans Health

Historic Vote Brings Comprehensive Transgender Health Care to Oregon's Medicaid Program

Logan Lynn | Posted 08.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Logan Lynn

History has, once again, been made! Transgender Oregonians on the Oregon Health Plan should be able to receive hormonal and surgical health care prescribed by their physician starting in 2015.

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.

Kicking Off The 11th Annual Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference

Jacsen Callanan | Posted 07.31.2012 | Gay Voices
Jacsen Callanan

Nothing makes all the hours of work on this conference more worthwhile than knowing that people can come to a space where, for three days, no one gawks, asks rude questions about their body, or suggests "what you could do to help me get your pronouns right."

Federal Focus On Bi And Trans Health: An Interview With SAMHSA's Dr. Michelle Carnes

Amy Andre | Posted 06.03.2012 | Gay Voices
Amy Andre

Dr. Carnes is part of SAMHSA's Sexual and Gender Minority Interest Group, which put together a panel on LGBT behavioral health -- and they didn't skimp on addressing the needs of those of us at the end of that acronym. I connected with Dr. Carnes to learn more about the program.

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.