Health and Human Services

Health Board: Medicare Must Now Cover Sex-Change Surgery

By | Fri, 05/30/2014 - 14:06

Medicare must now offer coverage to patients seeking sex-change operations recommended by their doctors, according to a federal ruling Friday.


Transgender Woman Sues After Being Denied Mammogram Test

By | Wed, 10/16/2013 - 13:15

Jennifer Blair, a transgender woman from Colorado, was denied a free mammogram because she was not born a female.


Argentina Grants Female ID To 6-Year-Old Transgender Boy

By | Fri, 10/11/2013 - 10:57

Argentina granted transgender 6-year-old Lulu a female identification card. She may be the youngest person in the world to legally change her gender identity.


Jennifer Natalya Pritzker, Formerly 'James Pritzker,' Becomes First Transgender Billionaire

By | Tue, 09/17/2013 - 12:55

Jennifer Pritzker announced last month that she is transgender and now identifies as female. She is reportedly the world's first transgender billionaire.

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Transgender High School Senior Petitions School To Run For Homecoming King

By | Tue, 09/10/2013 - 16:47

Transgender 17-year-old Kasey Caron is hoping that the school board in Johnstown, Pa., will allow him to run for homecoming king.

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Rainbow Child: Mother Publishes Book On Raising ‘Gender Creative’ Son

By | Wed, 09/04/2013 - 20:33

A mother from Orange County, California has published a book about her experiences raising a son with girl tendencies.

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Bradley Manning Sentenced To 35 Years, Says He Now Wants To Live As A Woman

By | Thu, 08/22/2013 - 10:06

Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison Wednesday for leaking classified documents. The former Army private says that he wants to now live as "Chelsea."


Brain Mapping Gender Identity: What Makes A Boy A Girl?

By | Tue, 06/25/2013 - 13:31

A recent brain mapping study investigates gender identity in a new, more scientific way.

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Transgender Youth: Are Puberty-Blocking Drugs An Appropriate Medical Intervention?

By | Mon, 06/24/2013 - 14:17

Transgender youth can now take puberty-blocking drugs to suppress the expression of their secondary sexual characteristics, such as a deepening voice or breast development. Is this the right path?

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Transgender People More Likely To Develop Depression And Anxiety

By | Fri, 06/21/2013 - 16:56

Transgender individuals are prone to depression and anxiety, but in many cases, do not seek mental health care and treatment.

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Transgender Navy SEAL: Chris Beck Served 20 Years Before Coming Out As A Woman

By | Tue, 06/04/2013 - 09:17

Kristin Beck says that she was forced to hide her gender identity in order to serve the US as a Navy SEAL.


DSM Revision Removes Asperger Syndrome, No Longer Classifies Transgender as Disorder

By | Tue, 12/04/2012 - 10:04

The changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, the closest thing to a manual for those in the psychiatric and psychological professions, are in.

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Young Couple Finds Love After Both Undergo Transgender Treatment

By | Wed, 11/14/2012 - 15:07

To a casual observer, Arin Andrews and Katie Hill may seem like just any other young couple in love.

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San Francisco to Expand Healthcare Insurance to Cover Transgender Surgeries

By | Fri, 11/09/2012 - 09:46

San Francisco will now be extending its Healthy SF program that provides uninsured people with subsidized health insurance to transgender patients.


"That's So Gay" Harms Mental and Physical Health of LGBT Teens

By | Wed, 08/29/2012 - 11:32

"That's so gay" has been part of teenage slang for some time, but a new study has found that the phrase can have lasting effects on students who consider themselves as bisexual, gay, lesbian or transgender (LGBT).