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Biden's nomination of Dr. Rachel Levine sends signal about LGBTQ health protections

Jan 20, 2021
If confirmed, Levine, a transgender woman, would take a top health care role as assistant secretary of health.
Incoming President Joe Biden has tapped Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be his assistant secretary of health, leaving her poised to become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
Courtesy of Biden transition team

Need for transgender health care providers spurs training program

Sep 16, 2019
The Transgender Health Program at Oregon Health & Sciences University is training medical providers to increase much needed care for transgender patients.
Dr. Christina Milano co-founded the Transgender Health Program within OHSU in 2015.
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The power of a voice in transition

Aug 16, 2018
When Thomas Page McBee started transitioning and taking testosterone, he didn’t just notice a difference in his vocal range. He also started tracking how people responded.
Thomas Page McBee and his book.
Portrait courtesy of Amos Mac

A recent Costa Rica health program offers publicly-funded hormone therapy for transgender people

Jul 12, 2018
Costa Rica recently created a program to offer hormone replacement therapy for transgender people for free through its national universal health care system. Since the program started in fall of 2017 about 30 people have signed up. The government is expecting around 600 people to sign up. Officials are confident the hormone replacement therapy will […]
Revelers pose for a selfie as they take part in the Gay Pride Parade in San Jose on June 26, 2016.

North Carolina's "Bathroom Bill" appears headed for the toilet

Dec 19, 2016
The law requires trans people to use bathrooms corresponding to their sex.
A unisex sign and the 'We Are Not This' slogan are outside a bathroom at Bull McCabes Irish Pub on May 10, 2016 in Durham, North Carolina. 

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Transgender patients protected under health care rules

Jul 18, 2016
New regulations from Health and Human Services prohibit gender discrimination.
 Seventy percent of transgender people have experienced discrimination in health care, according to one study.
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The high price of North Carolina's transgender bathroom bill

May 9, 2016
The state could lose more than $4.5 billion in federal funding, a UCLA report estimates.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch takes questions after announcing federal action against North Carolina because of its bathroom bill on Monday.
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New protections for transgender patients are coming

Nov 2, 2015
Friday is the deadline for the Obama Administration to finalize new rules.

An online directory aims to help transgender people

Jul 22, 2015
RAD Remedy is focused on helping transgender people find what they need.

Economics and the transgender community

Jun 5, 2015
As the conversation about identity moves forward, small employers are catching up.