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Intersex surgery is condemned by the United Nations. Anti-trans bills are allowing it.
Exemptions for intersex surgery allow doctors to assign minors who are born with secondary sex characteristics as “male” or “female,” reinforcing rigid gender ideals and heterosexuality, experts say.
Cancer can go undetected in dense breasts. A new FDA rule requires providers to inform patients of their risk.
The new rule for mammogram providers will allow patients to make better-informed decisions about further testing — helping with earlier breast cancer detection, diagnosis and life-saving treatment.
Los Angeles schools allow students to carry Narcan after series of teen opioid overdoses
Experts say that the nation’s second-largest school system could influence districts across the country to adopt similar interventions, putting public schools on the frontlines of the fight against drug misuse.
Language for treating childhood obesity carries its own health risks to kids, experts say
Some experts fear that reinforcing a social framework that stresses that a child’s body size is something to be “fixed” could cause serious lifelong problems for children of all body sizes.
A proposed six-week abortion ban in Florida could threaten access for the entire South
Florida has become a crucial access point for abortion in the region. A six-week ban could stop the wave of out-of-state patients coming in to access the procedure.
For young people on Medicare, a hysterectomy sometimes is more affordable than birth control
Medicare covers people with disabilities who are young enough to get pregnant, but they often struggle to get their birth control covered and end up with large medical bills — or instead opt for hysterectomies or tubal ligations.
Transgender and nonbinary patients with eating disorders struggle to be seen. Many go untreated as a result.
Standard eating disorder treatment programs — often designed around White women — don’t make room for gender variance, contributing to the problem rather than the solution.
In the world of eating disorder treatment, Black people are often misunderstood, unheard — or left out altogether
Black women in the field are working to disrupt eating disorder stereotypes, which create a vicious cycle that prevents people of color from getting diagnoses and treatment.
A federal judge could soon block access to an abortion pill. Here’s what that means.
The ruling on mifepristone could come as soon as Friday, and could force abortion providers across the country to adopt a less-effective medical protocol.
Americans don’t know if abortion is legal in their state, new poll shows
The survey also showed that people in states with abortion bans thought they could not legally access emergency contraception either.