Friday, 29 July 2016

Transgender identity should not be diagnosed as mental disorder, says study | Society | The Guardian

A transgender identity should no longer be diagnosed as a mental disorder, according to the first field study to evaluate a proposed change in the WHO International Classification of Diseases (ICD).

 The mental distress experienced by many transgender people is primarily the result of social rejection and violence, the study found. Not, as has been assumed for decades, solely the result of being transgender... 

Read the full article, with links: Transgender identity should not be diagnosed as mental disorder, says study | Society | The Guardian

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Impact of Transgender Personnel on Readiness and Health Care Costs in the U.S. Military Likely to Be Small | RAND

If the U.S. military decides to let transgender people serve openly, the number would likely be a small fraction of the total force and have minimal impact on readiness and health care costs, according to a new RAND Corporation study.

The U.S. Department of Defense has been reviewing its policy on allowing transgender personnel to serve openly and receive gender transition-related treatment during military service. The Office of the Secretary of Defense asked RAND, a nonprofit research institution, to study the health care needs of this population, identify potential health care utilization and costs associated with extending health care coverage for transition-related treatments, assess the potential readiness impacts of allowing transgender service members to serve openly, and review the experiences of foreign militaries...

Read the press release in full here: Impact of Transgender Personnel on Readiness and Health Care Costs in the U.S. Military Likely to Be Small | RAND

School bathroom ban ‘humiliates’ trans students by making them wear green bracelets - PinkNews

A school has been slapped with a lawsuit from a transgender student – who says he was discriminated against by a bathroom ban policy that requires transgender students to wear green bracelets identifying them as trans...

 Read the full incredible story here: School bathroom ban ‘humiliates’ trans students by making them wear green bracelets - PinkNews

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Funding PrEP for HIV prevention | The BMJ

Delays by NHS England will cost lives—it’s time to do the right thing
Despite overwhelming evidence that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) against HIV infection is largely safe, effective, and cost effective, NHS England has declined to make it available on the NHS, arguing that HIV prevention is the responsibility of local government...

Read the full article: Funding PrEP for HIV prevention | The BMJ

Monday, 4 July 2016

1.4 Million transgender adults living in the United States says updated data – LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS

And that’s a conservative estimate. Previous numbers ran from 500,000 to 700,000 or up to 0.3 percent of the population. Now it’s 0.6, or nearly 1 trans person per 140 people. This according to The Williams Institute at the University of California-Los Angeles.

The 1.4 million number also smashes a psychological barrier...

Read the full post: 1.4 Million transgender adults living in the United States says updated data – LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS