Transgender people are no longer classified as having a mental health disorder in the updated manual of the World Health Organization. Now, 'gender incongruence' is listed under sexual health in a move that’s hoped to benefit transgender people worldwide.
Public Health May 29, 2019
A new study in the Netherlands suggests that transgender women undergoing hormone treatment are at a higher risk for breast cancer compared to cisgender people. Health risks increased during a relatively short duration of the treatment.
Public Health May 17, 2019
Research found that transgender people who had hormone therapy face greater cardiovascular risk. They are more likely to suffer from stroke, blood clots and heart attacks than cis people. Why?
Public Health February 19, 2019
A study revealed that transgender women receiving hormone therapy are at higher risk of suffering from cardiovascular problems. Does this mean that they should stop taking estrogen to support their transition from male to female?
Medicine July 10, 2018
Elijah Stephens recently had New Jersey's first female-to-male genital reassignment surgery. Doctors removed skin and tissue from his forearm to make a penis.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 29, 2018
The World Health Organization revealed that being transgender would no longer be considered a mental illness. Instead, it will classify being transgender as a sexual health condition.
Public Health June 19, 2018
Brain scans conducted on young transgender people showed that these youth have brain functions similar to the gender they identify with. The analysis suggested that transgenderism develops at an early age and that it is something that might be innate.
Neuroscience May 23, 2018
A new study conducted by the researchers from Johns Hopkins University finds that transgender surgeries are on the rise in the United States. There are more than 1.4 million adults looking to get transgender surgery in the country.
Life & Style March 4, 2018
A transgender woman was able to successfully breastfeed her adopted baby. This scientific medical breakthrough in transgender medicine will likely allow transgender women to lactate even without surgery.
Public Health February 15, 2018
A genital reconstructive surgeon has been providing gender reversal surgery to transgender patients who regretted going through sex change procedures. Miroslav Djordjevic is also concerned over the psychiatric evaluation and counseling patients who consider gender reassignment receive.
Feature | Health October 3, 2017
Major tech companies have now officially expressed dismay over Trump’s reversal of a policy meant to protect transgender students. This becomes among many of Trump’s decisions as president that Silicon Valley has spoken out against.
Business Tech February 24, 2017
In the name of inclusive language, the British Medical Association has released new guidelines that urge the use of 'pregnant people' instead of 'expectant mothers.' This is to include intersex men and transmen in the language pertaining to pregnancy, the guidance notes.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 31, 2017
The Obama administration took steps to protect the rights of transgender patients in the country. Among the inclusions in the final rule is banning of health insurance discrimination among people with different age, sex, disability or ethnicity.
Public Health May 14, 2016
Something to talk about. Researchers have found that a 10-minute conversation can help reduce transgender prejudice. Findings can help address the continuous discrimination and high homicidal rates linked to transgender bias.
Society April 11, 2016
Kayden Coleman got the surprise of his life when he and his husband Elijah found out they were pregnant. Kayden is a transgender who had been taking male hormones for five years when the pregnancy was discovered.
Internet Culture November 16, 2015
An Australian transgender woman has come out to her mother, whose memory has begun deteriorating due to dementia, every couple of weeks since 2013. For parents with children coming out to them, Tina Healy advised love and acceptance.
Life November 1, 2015
Governor Andrew Cuomo has just taken another step to protect transgender citizens with the new regulation he introduced. The LGBTQA community and its supporters are cheering the governor for his move.
Society October 23, 2015
Twenty-one-year-old Jamie Raines began taking testosterone when he was 17 years old to jumpstart his physical transition, which he tracked through a daily selfie. He took more than 1,400 self-portraits that show his facial hair growth, change in bone structure and other developments.
Life October 9, 2015
The U.S. government would like to extend the Affordable Care Act in such a way that it would also lift transgender health discrimination. Under the proposed rule, all medical providers and insurance companies will have to show equal treatment to all patients, including transgender people.
Life September 4, 2015
The Grootslang speaks, Ripley is a human metal detector, and Jo makes her true, genuine self known to readers in Noelle Stevenson's swan song as an Eisner Award-winning 'Lumberjanes' writer.
Movies/TV Shows August 31, 2015
Transgender actress and comedian Bethany Black is joining 'Doctor Who' for an episode in the forthcoming ninth season. Not much is known about her role, but her casting is a first for the decades-old series.
Movies/TV Shows August 8, 2015
In 'Batgirl' #42, not only does Barbara Gordon fight crime alongside Batman, but she also gets excited about an upcoming wedding. So who got engaged?
Movies/TV Shows July 29, 2015
The claim that the transgender experience is a result of hormonal imbalances can be harmful to transgender people looking to gain acceptance for who they are. A new study that shows transyouth have hormone levels typical of the gender they were assigned at birth provides further evidence that such claims are unfounded.
Life July 22, 2015
Apple's voice assistant may just be able to help the transgender community gain more acceptance.
Society July 17, 2015
Thanks, austerity. In Germany, purchasing erotica is legal, but not before 10 p.m.
Society June 22, 2015
'Keeping Up with the Kardashians: About Bruce' showcases how Bruce's family is processing his decision to fully transition into a woman. Bruce wanted to share the experience to create awareness for the transgender community.
May 19, 2015
Planet Fitness cancelled the membership of a woman who complained about a transgender person in a bathroom. What happened?
Life March 7, 2015
Fresh off his Oscar win, the first photo of Eddie Redmayne as Lili Elbe was released for his transgender role in 'The Danish Girl.'
Movies/TV Shows February 27, 2015