Medical

Groundbreaking study reveals how transgender hormone therapy affects medical test results

Groundbreaking study reveals how transgender hormone therapy affects medical test results

Groundbreaking research presented at the 71st AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo has revealed how transgender hormone therapy affects the results of common laboratory tests in the long term. This first-of-its-kind study could enable the development of transgender-specific reference intervals, which are crucial to ensuring that transgender patients get accurate diagnoses and equitable healthcare.

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Transgender

35 People Who Transitioned On How It Impacted Their Mental Health

35 People Who Transitioned On How It Impacted Their Mental Health

(From October 5, 2017)

We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed community to tell us how the decision to transition, and the steps that followed, impacted their mental health. Here are some of their stories.

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News

Amid leadership shake-up, Planned Parenthood affirms trans health care commitment

Amid leadership shake-up, Planned Parenthood affirms trans health care commitment

Meghan Stabler, the organization’s first and only trans board member, denies trans inclusivity played a part in the ouster of Planned Parenthood’s president.

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Mental Health

Self-Harm Isn’t Just Cutting

Self-Harm Isn’t Just Cutting

Self-harm is a way that people deal with deep emotional pain. Some say it’s a way for them to feel in control when everything else is spiralling out of control. Others say that feeling pain is better than feeling nothing at all. For other people, they are trying to blur the lines between physical and emotional pain. Whatever the reason though, when you think of self-harm you usually think of the following:

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