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Clinical Laboratories Key to Breaking Down the Health Care Barriers Faced by Trans Patients

Clinical laboratories could significantly improve healthcare for the transgender community by using both sex and gender identity to make decisions about clinical testing, and by determining normal lab values for healthy transgender patients. A review published today in AACC’s Clinical Chemistry journal emphasizes these as critical steps on the road to eliminating the many hurdles that(…)

Is Gender Affirmative Treatment Effective for Coexisting Gender Dysphoria and Psychosis?

A new study demonstrates that gender dysphoria in individuals with coexisting psychotic disorders can be adequately diagnosed and safely treated with gender affirming psychological, endocrine, and surgical therapies. The study is published in LGBT Health, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free on the LGBT Health Web site(…)

Study: LGBTQ+ Individuals at High Risk to be Victims of Violence

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are at high risk for being victims of physical and sexual assault, harassment, bullying, and hate crimes, according to a new study by RTI International. In a newly published report, funded by RTI, RTI researchers analyzed 20 years’ worth of published studies on violence and the LGBTQ+ community, which(…)

California uninsured rate falls to a new record low

A new survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that California’s uninsured rate has fallen to a new record low of 7.1 percent, which is significantly lower than the 17 percent the CDC found in 2013. “Covered California is proud to be part of the effort that is helping millions of(…)

A Big New Study On Bisexuality Offers Mixed Results and Other Health News

LGBT HealthLink LGBT HealthLink is a community-driven network of experts and professionals enhancing LGBT health by eliminating tobacco use, reduce cancer, and understand other health realities within our communities. Big Bi Study Finds Mixed Results A study of U.S. adults found that many people neither agreed nor disagreed with stereotypical statements such as “bisexuality is(…)

Health Care Startup Delivers STD Testing Door-to-door

Less than half of adults aged 18 to 44 have been tested for an STD other than HIV. With millions infected every year, the need for an alternative that will make testing easier and more convenient for those at risk is critical. Healthcare startup Medcinity announces the launch of GetTested, a new at-home STD screening(…)