‘People Are Dying’: Battling Coronavirus Inside a N.Y.C. Hospital | NYT News

‘People Are Dying’: Battling Coronavirus Inside a N.Y.C. Hospital | NYT News

An emergency room doctor in Elmhurst, Queens, gives a rare look inside a hospital at the center of the coronavirus pandemic. “We don’t have the tools that we need.”

‘Wake-up call’ as UK medics push one in five trans people to conversion therapy | Reuters

‘Wake-up call’ as UK medics push one in five trans people to conversion therapy | Reuters:

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – One in 20 British LGBT+ people have been pressured to undergo conversion therapy while getting healthcare, rising to one in five among transgender people, a charity said on Thursday.

The World Health Organization might have just made things worse for intersex people · PinkNews

The World Health Organisation might have just made things worse for intersex people · PinkNews:

The World Health Organization has sparked concern from intersex rights activists by maintaining existing guidelines on intersex people and even adding a new diagnosis for intersex children.

HHS defends withholding comments critical of abortion, transgender policy – Politico

HHS is defending its decision to withhold more than 10,000 public comments on a proposal that could affect access to abortion and care for transgender patients.

“There has been a voluminous response to the [request for information], and the center’s team is working through a review of the submissions,” Shannon Royce, who leads the agency’s Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and is overseeing the proposal, said in a statement on Monday night.”

UK’s First Transgender Mental Health Helpline Rolled Out Nationwide – NBC News

UK’s First Transgender Mental Health Helpline Rolled Out Nationwide – NBC News:

“The UK’s first mental health helpline offering emotional support and information to people who identify as transgender, non-binary or gender-fluid has been rolled out nationwide, with project leaders confident the pioneering scheme will become a permanent fixture as of early 2018.”