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Ovarian Cancer In Transgender

The Incidence of Ovarian Cancer In Transgender Individuals by Joleen Krupa The incidence of ovarian cancer among transgender individuals must be closely monitored and aggressively treated if the cancer is detected in that population. Transgender individuals who have undergone an operation changing their sex from female to male are facing the additional obstacle of being [...]

By | April 30th, 2012|Ovarian Cancer, Transgender|0 Comments

Same Sex couples now have visitation rights at Medicare and Medicaid hospitals

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has just issued new rules for Medicare- and Medicaid-participating hospitals that protect patients’ right to choose their own visitors during a hospital stay, including a visitor who is a same-sex domestic partner. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that “Basic human rights—such as your ability to choose your [...]

By | November 28th, 2010|Advocacy, Transgender|0 Comments

Transgender Patient Reports “Ridicule” at Indiana Hospital

In an 8/2/10 broadcast, FOX59 News in Indianapolis reported on the claims by a transgender patient that she was ridiculed and refused treatment by staff at Ball Memorial Hospital. Advocacy groups have filed complaints against the hospital saying that the patient,  Erin Vaught, was “…inhumanely treated, dehumanized, and disrespected.” Earlier this year The LGBT Cancer [...]

By | August 3rd, 2010|Advocacy, Transgender|0 Comments