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... 

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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

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...

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