Coming out as bisexual linked to smoking

A new survey identifies one LGB+ group that is more likely to start smoking cigarettes after coming out. Previous research suggests that LGB+ individuals are more likely to smoke cigarettes. However, a new study from the School of Public Health at Boston University (BU), MA, looks more closely at sexual identity and smoking. The research finds that the association applies […]

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Medicare for hormone therapies: Study finds huge variability

A recent study has found great variability in terms of which hormone therapies are covered by Medicare. This may have a significant impact on transgender individuals’ access to appropriate gender-affirming therapy. Gender-affirming therapy and surgery can each have important positive effects on the quality of life for transgender individuals, as research has shown. Anecdotal evidence and nationwide surveys also support […]

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US administration erases transgender and nonbinary health protections

The United States government has modified the text of the Affordable Care Act, in a move that leaves room for healthcare providers to discriminate on the basis of gender identity. On Friday, June 12, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), under the administration of President Donald Trump, has finalized a rule affecting the text of the Affordable […]

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