Category Archives: Transgender Health

Banned or Not, Avoiding These Words is a Concern

[Originally posted to the GLMA Nursing Section blog on 1/4/18.] In the wake of the article in the Washington Post on December 15 stating that the current administration has banned the use of specific words in budget documents from the … Continue reading

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Early Signal: Roll-back on protection for transgender children and youth in U.S. schools

The newly inaugurated U.S. President, during his campaign, made promises of continuing protections for LGBTQ people in the U.S. – promises that were viewed by skepticism by many advocates of human rights.  And indeed, the skepticism was affirmed this week … Continue reading

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Transgender Lives and American Potty Politics

Live long enough and you find that what’s old is new again. When the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution, passed by the US Congress in the early 1970s, was making what seemed to many of us as its inexorable … Continue reading

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Award-winning article on “Caring for Transgender Patients”

We have just learned that the article “Caring for Transgender Patients” by nurse authors Laura C. Hein, PhD, RN, NP and Nathan Levitt, RN  from Nursing made Incredibly Easy’s November/December 2014 Diversity Issue has just won a 2015 American Society of Healthcare … Continue reading

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Laverne Cox of “Orange is the New Black” tells her story!

As the holiday season shifts into full gear, it is time to be mindful of the struggles that many sexual and gender diverse youth and adults experience – including depression, loneliness, suicidal thoughts and even action.  The pain and struggle … Continue reading

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