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WHO Stops Classifying Transgender People As Mentally Ill

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

Transgender Women Who Had Sex Change Face Increased Breast Cancer Risk

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

Transgender Hormone Therapy May Increase Risk Of Heart Attack, Stroke And Blood Clots

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

Hormone Therapy For Transgender Women Increases Risk Of Blood Clots And Strokes

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

How A 28-Year-Old Transgender Man Received A Penis Made Out Of Forearm Skin

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

World Health Organization Says Being Transgender Is Not A Mental Illness But A Sexual Health Condition

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 Structure Of Transgender Adolescents Resembles Gender They Identify With

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

Transgender Surgeries On The Rise In The US, Says Study

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

Trans Medicine Breakthrough Allows Transgender Woman To Successfully Breastfeed Baby

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

Sex Change Regret: Growing Number Of Transsexuals Wants Gender Reversal Surgery

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

Apple, Google, And More Protest Against Trump Revoking Protection For Transgender Students

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

British Medical Association Suggests Swapping ‘Expectant Mother’ With Other Terms In Bid To Be Politically Correct

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

Obama Administration Takes Step To Protect Rights Of Transgender Patients

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

Ten-Minute Conversation May Reduce Transgender Prejudice

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

Transgender Man Shares His Story Of Surprise Pregnancy Mid-Way Through Transitioning

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

Transgender Woman In Australia Repeatedly Comes Out To Mom With Dementia

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

New York Governor Issues Executive Order To Install Protection For Transgender People

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

Transgender Teen Takes Selfies Every Day For Three Years to Document Transition

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

Government Wants To Strengthen Rules Against Transgender Health Discrimination

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

What The Tippi Hedren? 'Lumberjanes #17' Review

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

'Doctor Who' Casts Transgender Actress For Season 9 Episode

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

Someone's Getting Married In 'Batgirl' #42 And It's A First

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

Gender Dysphoria Is Not Caused By Hormonal Imbalances, Study On Transgender Youth Finds

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

Siri Will Call Out Anyone Who Calls Caitlyn Jenner By Her Old Name

Apple's voice assistant may just be able to help the transgender community gain more acceptance.

Society July 17, 2015

It's Illegal To Purchase Erotica In Germany Before 10 p.m.

Thanks, austerity. In Germany, purchasing erotica is legal, but not before 10 p.m.

Society June 22, 2015

Bruce Jenner Documentary Sheds Light On Jenner's Transition

'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 Bans Woman For Complaining About Transgender In Locker Room: Did It Do Right Thing?

Planet Fitness cancelled the membership of a woman who complained about a transgender person in a bathroom. What happened?

Life March 7, 2015

Oscar Winner Eddie Redmayne To Play Transgender Role In 'The Danish Girl'

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

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