The Fenway Report on discrimination and health amongst trans people elicited barely a yawn from much of blogosphere. If you compare the Fenway report with the recent CDC report, which asked only about sexual orientation not gender identity you’ll get a very different picture of our community’s health.
A recent study shows that a common hysterectomy procedure carries more risks than we thought!
The DC Court of Appeals and the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals both handed down rulings on health care subsidies with totally conflicting opinions. If the DC Court of Appeals’ argument is upheld, individuals who purchased their plan through the federally run exchange would lose access to affordable health care.
It specifies that if your employer is a for-profit company who wants to tell you that Jesus knows best what you can and can’t do with your reproductive system, it must notify you if it is going to take away your birth control.
In Tennessee, pregnant women addicted to drugs now face jail time if they can’t kick the habit.
Famous people are saying smart things about Hobby Lobby, anti-discrimination legislation isn’t as effective as it should be, and the kids of LGBT parents are all right.
Today the Supreme Court decided that Hobby Lobby has the right to refuse to cover its employees’ birth control; this is why the ruling happened and what it means.
“An entire year has passed since the shouts heard around the world reverberated throughout the Texas Capitol and forced the state legislature to come to a screeching halt. Rise Up/Levanta Texas formed in late June 2013 as a grassroots response to a growing awareness that our bodies, stories, and voices were being made invisible within the larger narrative surrounding reproductive rights and HB 2.”
The Supreme Court has cast out a Massachusetts law that created a 35-foot protest-free zone around abortion clinics, citing freedom of speech rights for the protesters.
In spite of the number of people who use menstrual hygiene products, researchers in the United States aren’t doing very much to look into the safety of our products.
Emily Letts filmed her own abortion to debunk myths and misconceptions about the procedure. In the process she made something completely beautiful.
“It hadn’t hit me until then how awful it had felt to be without insurance — like my life and health had been worth less than other people in this country. I didn’t even know how much of that I’d internalized until I had the stupid little card in my hand, and when it all went away.”
Oh hey, the Bisexual Resource Center wants to talk to you about issues affecting the bisexual community and how you can get involved.
It took a village to ruin Russia’s stance on gay people, and it’ll take one to save feminism.
My family used to joke that only white people need therapy. Meanwhile, white academics told me that African-Americans merely fabricated ungrounded stigma around psychiatric help. No one ever tells you that the healthcare system is sick.
I know you’re thinking it’s definitely because of the 205 draconian abortion laws enacted over the past few years, but this study actually suggests that abortion rates are going down because of birth control and family planning. And the economy.
“I hated my body and punished it, and it hated me and punished me back. Is that what happened? That’s the thing about getting sick the way I got sick: nailing it down.”
If all goes according to his plan (and it very well may not) this will be a year of leaps and bounds for many of the Americans who felt left behind in 2013. Women, people of color and those living in poverty could all benefit from Obama’s plans to use executive orders rather than waiting on a gridlocked Congress to pass anything to his desk.
Stop trying to make diva cups happen for me, it’s not gonna happen.
I dare you to walk into a Build-A-Bear with two large cartons of tampons.